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Estève Giraud

Estève Giraud

Assistant Research Professor, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems

Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems
Arizona State University
PO Box 878204
Tempe, AZ 85287-8204


  • Assistant Research Professor, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems


Estève Giraud is an Assistant Research Professor at Arizona State University, and her research focuses on the integration of care theory and practices in food systems to enhance resilience and sustainability. At the Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, she works on multiple projects, including (1) organic agriculture research projects in collaboration with the Organic Trade Association and the Natural Resource Defense Council, and (2) research on policies to foster urban agriculture in low-income communities in Tempe, AZ. She is also the Director of Operations at Desert Haven Home Care, and a Strategic Advisor at the Zambakari Advisory. A French native, she wrote a book on the ethics of the organic movement published in France in 2014. Estève holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability from Arizona State University, a Master in Economics and Management from University Pompeu Fabra (Spain), and a Master in Business from Toulouse Business School (France).

Spoken Languages:
French (native, bi-linqual); Spanish (good working knowledge); German (elementary); Egyptian Arabic (elementary)


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University
  • Master, Economics and Management, University of Pompeu Fabra, 2014
  • Master, Business, Toulouse Business School, 2012
  • Classe Préparatoire aux Grandes Ecoles, Arts & Social Sciences, Nantes University, 2008


Journal Articles


Giraud, E. G. 2021. Urban food autonomy: the flourishing of an ethics of care for sustainability. Humanities 10(1):48. DOI: 10.3390/h10010048. (link )

Giraud, E. G., S. El-Sayed and A. Opejin. 2021. Gardening for food well-being in the COVID-19 era. Sustainability 13(17): 9687. DOI: 10.3390/su13179687. (link )


Bennett, R. J., M. J. Martinko, E. Giraud and A. B. Dorris. 2017. The tipping point: When high performance work demands are perceived as abusive. Academy of Management Proceedings 2017(1):. DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2017.17347abstract. (link )



Giraud, E. 2016. Le bio est-il éthique?. Studyrama . ISBN: 978-2759033072.


Giraud, E. 2014. Le bio est-il éthique?. Studyrama. ISBN: 978-2759027058.

Book Chapters


Aggarwal, R. M., C. Taylor, E. G. Giraud and A. K. Opejin. 2020. Chapter 9. Sustainable food systems for cities. In: Hagen, B. and K. Pijawka eds., Sustainability for the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt.



Alvarado, F., J. Coghlan, D. Cooper, C. Peterson, C. Wyman, E. G. Giraud, J. Dart and N. Benard. 2022. Meatless Monday Best Practices: Assessing the implementation and maintenance of meatless Monday initiatives in the U.S.. Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems. (link )


Merrigan, K. A., E. G. Giraud and C. Greene. 2021. The Critical To-Do List for Organic Agriculture: 46 Recommendations for the President.. Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Arizona State University. (link )


Zambakari, C., M. Edwards, S. Des Georges, L. Mikkola, E. G. Giraud and Y. Leon eds. 2020. The Future and Implementation of the R-ARCSS in South Sudan. The Zambakari Advisory . (link )


Zambakari, C., J. Petney, M. Edwards, S. Des Georges, E. G. Giraud and A. Bruce eds. 2019. South Sudan Peace Agreement and Peacemaking. The Zambakari Advisory. (link )

Food and Agriculture Sustainability Research Grant, Neely Charitable Foundation, 2018

Award in Business Ethics Essay National Contest, Rotary International and UNESCO, 2009