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Elena Neri

PhD Research Fellow

Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences

 
Office:
I3005 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

My food-focused interdisciplinary background includes social anthropology, economics, product development, nutrition and public health. Before embarking on the EATWELL project at the University of Agder, I completed my MA in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS (London) and then worked as a Research Assistant on the ‘Food, with Care’ project, supporting the development of a holistic food strategy for a children’s hospital in Cambridge. My PhD project - EATWELL - involves working as part of a radically interdisciplinary team of researchers, carrying out an ethnography of food systems and more-than-human health in Bhutan. 

Research interests

There are many elements in the Anthropology of Food that interest me and that are part of my research. I'm committed to using food as a lens to understand more about the world we live in, including: how food systems operate to enforce and perpetrate social inequalities; how food is affecting humans, non-humans and the environment in the Anthropocene; the relationship between food and health (human and more-than-human). I'm also interested in food as a way to explore concepts such as identity, belonging, inclusion and exclusion. 

 

Work experience

01.09.2023-dd: PhD research fellow in the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Sports Sciences, UiA

01.12.2022-31.08.2023: Senior Research Assistant on the 'Food, with Care' project, Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire (UK)

(01.09.2021-01.09.2022: MA in Anthropology of Food at SOAS, UK)

01.09.2019-31.08.2021: Food product developer (plant-based sports supplements and health products)

Projects

EATWELL: a comparative-material semiotic ethnography of food systems and more than human health in Bhutan.

Home | Eatwell-Bhutan.net

Selected publications

Blog posts:  

Laine, E., & Neri, E. (2023, November 1). Thinking like a slime mold and sharing mushroom ice cream: Reflections from the CSSM PhD School. Centre for the Social Study of MicrobesThinking like a slime mold and sharing mushroom ice cream: Reflections from the CSSM PhD School – The Centre for the Social Study of Microbes (socialmicrobes.org)

Neri, E. (2022, November 29). Hillingdon Food Bank: a surface fix to a broken food system. Hillingdon Food StoriesHillingdon Food Bank: a surface fix | HillingdonFood (hillingdonfoodstories.org)

 

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