Concentration, Food Studies

Ph.D. Concentration, Food Studies

Our department has unique strengths and capabilities in the study of food. Food Studies is organized as a Ph.D. Minor for graduate students in Anthropology (an inside minor). Students who pursue this concentration receive unparalleled training in the roles of food in:

  • prehistoric, historic, and modern societies
  • human evolution and adaptation
  • human health
  • political economic relationships
  • human-environment interactions
  • including sustainability
  • the representation, construction and maintenance of ethnicity, social class, and cultural identity

In this concentration, you will be expected to draw on as much of the diversity of knowledge of all of the anthropology subfields as possible, even while pursuing the inside minor within one of the existing four subfields.

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