Sally K. Fairfax University of California, Berkeley, USA (Emeritus)Sally K. Fairfax is Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, Emerita, at the College of Natural Resources, at the University of California in Berkeley. Trained as a political scientist and a forester, Dr. Fairfax is primarily interested in the evolution of the U.S. federal government and has pursued her inquiries in the context of property and land management—namely, the history and management of the public domain, public and private land conservation programs, and most recently, food systems and food justice.
She has published the second edition of the standard undergraduate text in U.S. resource policy and management, Samuel T. Dana’s classic Forest and Range Policy; the first comprehensive study of the school land grants, School Trust Lands (with Jon Souder); a major analysis of land acquisition as a conservation strategy, including land trusts, Buying Nature (with Lauren Gwin, Mary Ann King, Leigh Raymond, and Laura Watt); and, most recently, an assessment of the relationship between fine cuisine and food justice, California Cuisine and Just Food (with Louise Dyble, Greig Guthey, Lauren Gwin, Monica Moore, and Jennifer Sokolove). Professor Fairfax has also served as the Title IX Coordinator on the UC Berkeley campus and as Dean of Undergraduate Affairs in the College of Natural Resources.
Dr. Fairfax is an avid photographer, traveler, and scuba diver. She currently is working on glass art, blowing, fusing, and torch work.