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Michaela DeSoucey

Associate Professor

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

1911 Bldg 326

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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


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.