Dr. Allison Loconto is a Researcher at the French National Institute for Research on Agriculture, Food and Envrionment (INRAE) and is also Deputy Director (with Douglas) of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Science, Innovation and Society (LISIS).
She has a PhD in Sociology from Michigan State University and a MA in International Affairs and Development from the American University in Washington, DC. Dr. Loconto is an Executive Committee member of the International Sociological Association and a member of the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Food Systems Programme of the One Planet Network (UN Environment).
Previously, she was a Science, Technology and Society Fellow at Harvard University (2018) and a Visiting Scientist at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (2013-2017). Her research programme focuses on the governance of transitions to sustainable food systems, specifically on the metrics, models, standards and systems of certification that are part of emerging institutional innovations. Her focus of analysis is on how the responsibility for sustainability in consumption and production is assumed and shared by different actors in food systems at different scales.
Dr. Loconto is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of the Sociology of Agriculture and Food and Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems: Social Movements, Institutions and Governance.
Her role in MOSAIC relates to WP2 and WP3.