Gary Paul Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is a research social scientist based at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona, founder of the Renewing America’s Food Traditions Alliance, and the wild chile–eating champion of the Stinkin’ Hot Desert. He is also an Arab American writer, lecturer, food and farming advocate, rural lifeways folklorist, and conservationist. He has been honored with the John Burroughs Medal for Nature Writing and a MacArthur “genius” award. He has authored numerous books, including Where Our Food Comes From: Retracing Nikolay Vavilov’s Quest to End Famine (2008).