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Michaela DeSoucey

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1911 Bldg 326

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Bio

My research and teaching has centered on how relationships among markets, social movements, and state systems shape the cultural and moral politics of food.

Research Publications

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

Education

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.

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