My research and teaching has centered on how relationships among markets, social movements, and state systems shape the cultural and moral politics of food.
Michaela DeSoucey. Contested Tastes: Foie Gras and the Politics of Food. Princeton University Press. Hardcover 2016, paperback 2018.
Winner: 2017 ASA Sociology of Culture Section Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book
Winner: 2017 Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards, national winner in Culinary History
Winner: 2016 ASA Consumers & Consumption Section Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award
B.A. Sociology and Anthropology Swarthmore College 2000
M.A. Sociology Northwestern University 2004
Ph.D. Sociology Northwestern University 2010
Area(s) of Expertise
Culture; Food; Consumer Markets and Politics; Organizational Theory; Identity Movements; Globalization/Localization; Qualitative Methodologies.