Mustafa Koç has been a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University since 1995. Koç earned his BA from Bogazici University, Istanbul, his MA from the University of Waterloo, and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of food studies, food security and food policy, globalization and the sociology of migration. He was among the founders of the Centre for Studies in Food Security (Coordinator 1995-2005), Food Secure Canada (Chair 2005-2006), and the Canadian Association for Food Studies (President 2005-2008). He has been involved in national and global debates on globalization, social change and development, food security, and peace and has numerous publications on the sociology of agriculture and food, social change and development, and immigration. These publications include For Hunger-proof Cities (1999), Working Together (2001), Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Food Studies (2008) and Critical Perspectives in Food Studies (2012), as well as articles for the Turkish journals, Dünya Gida and Telve. He currently serves as Chair of the Local Arrangement Committee for the XIV World Congress on Rural Sociology, as a member of the Steering Committee of Food Secure Canada, and as a member of the editorial board of the journal Cuizine.
Fonds consists of articles, book chapters, reports, and correspondence authored by Koç.