I had a chance to contribute some brief reflections as part of U.C. Berkeley’s oral history project on the Yale Program in Agrarian Studies and the work of its remarkable founder, Professor James C. Scott. I was lucky to participate in the first iteration of the Agrarian Societies course in 1990 and have had a chance to follow the program’s development since then.
My contribution is here: Paul Sabin: Reflections on James C. Scott and the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University
The much larger oral history project, conducted by Todd Holmes, is here: Yale Agrarian Studies Oral History Project
It includes a wonderful interview with Jim about his life, influences, and scholarly development.