Raj Patel is a British-born academic, writer, journalist, and activist. He was educated in Oxford (BA), London School of Economics (MA), and Cornell, where he received his PhD in Development Sociology. He has been visiting scholar at Yale, University of California, Berkeley, and University of Texas at Austen. Currently he is a 200 visiting scholar in the Center for African Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been living and working extensively in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
He has been a fierce critic of the World Bank, WTO and the UN. Raj Patel is the author of the much acclaimed, “Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle of the World Food System” (2008) and “The value of Nothing” (2010).