Michaela DeSoucey

Associate Professor

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Teaching and Research Interests

Culture; Food; Consumer Markets and Politics; Organizational Theory; Identity Movements; Globalization/Localization; Qualitative Methodologies

Projects

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

 

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

  • PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University, 2010
  • MA in Sociology from Northwestern University, 2004
  • BA in Sociology & Anthropology from Swarthmore College, 2000