• Matt Comi PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow-Research

    • MCRI - MCRI-National Farm Medicine
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML1 Marshfield, WI 54449


2018 to 2022:
PhD, Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2017 to 2018:
MA, Sociology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2010 to 2014:
BA, Studio Art / English, Whitworth University, Spokane, WA

Work Experience

2022 to Present:
Postdoctoral Fellow, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI

Honors & Awards

2018 to Present:
Morris Pratt Award for Travel
2018 to Present:
KU Sociology Departmental Scholarship
2019 to Present:
Gunn Award for Contributions to Theory and Society
2019 to Present:
Robert Boguslaw Early Career Paper Award from the American Sociology Association's Environemntal Sociology Section
2019 to Present:
Graduate Student Paper Award from the Assocition for the Study of Food and Society


As of May, 2022, I have completed my PhD in Sociology and am in a new role as the Koller Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Farm Medicine Center. My work is motivated by a goal to support more sustainable, healthy, and equitable food producing systems on a warming planet. My independent research draws on literatures in environmental, cultural and rural sociology while emphasizing issues long relevant to science and technology studies. With funding from the National Science Foundation (Award #1946941), I recently completed dissertation research studying the innovative practices of hop farmers in the US Intermountain West and Midwest as a case example to explore the intersecting social worlds of innovation, agriculture, and ecosystems. As a fellow at NFMC I am designing and implementing a project examining how automation and environmental change impact health outcomes for farm workers.

Current projects, publications, and CV available at https://mattcomi.net