Food events such as Food Tank and Seeds and Chips are becoming important venues for steering the food innovation and food policy agenda. We are interested in gaining a better understanding of the types of innovations, policy agendas, and politics that are articulated and silenced in these spaces. We seek one or two Msc students who will conduct a stakeholder mapping, event ethnography, and media analysis of these organizations and their events. This research will shed light on the uneasy relationship between finance, innovation, and politics in the food sector, and the role of enthusiasm and celebrity as modes of communication and policy making for more or less just and sustainable food futures.
- You have some training in qualitative methods and critical social theory
- You are an interested in celebrity and food politics
- You are willing to develop new methodologies to analyse digital media and events
- You are registered for one of the following MSc programmes: MID, MCS, MLP, MFT, or MOA
- You have completed at least 2 RSO courses (or relevant social science courses)
Questions? Please get in touch!
Supervisors: Oona Morrow (RSO) firstname.lastname@example.org & Prof. Mike Goodman, University of Reading