Associate Professor (University of Western Ontario)
Benjamin Hill (PhD, Iowa) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. His interest in philosophy as a way of life revolves around his teaching and activism in the philosophy of food. He conceives of the philosophy of food as reflectively engaging our food system and our personal relationships with food, in contrast with food ethics (applied ethics) and mindful eating. The idea of philosophical engagement with the food system(s) within ourselves and our communities is central to his conception. He teaches this in impactful, transformative courses in the philosophy of food at Western and exemplifies it as a member of the Middlesex-London Food Policy Council. He works toward developing evidence-based policies in support of a robust local food system that is sustainable, resilient, equitable, and inclusive for everyone in the Middlesex-London community.