Dr. Waity's research focuses generally on food insecurity and access to food assistance. 


Selected Articles

Waity, Julia F. 2018. "Geographic Variation in Barriers to the Usage of Food Assistance in Indiana" Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition

Hossfeld, Leslie, Brooke Kelly, Erin O’Donnell, and Julia Waity. 2017. “Food Sovereignty, Food Access, and the Local Food Movement in Southeastern North Carolina.” Humanity and Society 41:446-460.

Waity, Julia F. 2016. “Spatial Inequality in Access to Food Assistance in Indiana.” Sociological Inquiry 86:103-126.

Hossfeld, Leslie, and Julia Waity. 2015. “Building Community in Hard Times: Food Insecurity, Food Sovereignty and the Development of a Local Food Movement in Southeastern North Carolina.” Sociation Today 13:2


Selected Book Chapters

Hossfeld, Leslie, Brooke Kelly, and Julia Waity. 2016. “Solutions to the Social Problem of Food Insecurity in the United States.“ Muschert, Glenn W., Brian V. Klocke, Robert Perrucci, and Jon Shefner (eds).  Agenda for Social Justice: Solutions 2016. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

Hossfeld, Leslie, E. Brooke Kelly, Amanda C. Smith, and Julia F. Waity. 2015.  “Towards Economies That Won’t Leave: Utilizing a Community Food Systems Model to Develop Multi-Sector Sustainable Economies in Rural Southeastern North Carolina.” In Place-Based Perspectives on Food in Society. Edited by Kevin Fitzpatrick and Don Willis. Macmillan/Palgrave Publishers.


Current Research

Dr. Waity's current research includes: 

Food insecurity on college campuses

Local food labeling programs

Food insecurity and food access using FoodAPS data

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning research on applied learning