Dr. Allison Marie Loconto is a Research Scientist at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA). She holds a PhD in Sociology from Michigan State University and a MA in International Affairs and
Development from The American University in Washington, DC. Her research examines the governance of transitions to sustainable food systems, paying specific attention to role of standards, metrics and intermediaries in these processes. Dr. Loconto is the Deputy Director of her Paris based research lab, Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Sciences Innovations et Sociétés (LISIS) based at the University of Paris-Est
Marne-la-Valée, and is part of the Colleggio dei Docenti in the Department of Agrarian, Food and Agro-environmental Sciences (DiSAAA-a) at the University of Pisa. She has been a Visiting Scientist at the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and a Science, Technology and Society Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Loconto is the lead author of three recent internationally comparative studies: Participatory Analysis of the Use and Impact of the Fairtrade Premium (Fairtrade International, 2019), Constructing Markets for Agroecology (FAO, 2018) and Innovative markets for sustainable agriculture (FAO, 2016).