Llibert Mendez de Vigo
- Llibert Mendez de Vigo
- Sociology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Food Studies, Migration studies, identity, Sociology of Food, Scotland and the EU, Spain, Cultural Capital, Social capital, Pierre Bourdieu, ethnography
The Flag as a Tablecloth: Food Practices of the New Spanish Immigrant Community in Edinburgh
My research focuses on the intersection of food practices, class identity and the migrant experience. Operating within Pierre Bourdieu’s framework, I aim to uncover the ways in which migrants understand and negotiate their class identities by cultural means, focusing on food related practices. I investigate the newest wave of Spanish migrants in Edinburgh, as part of a highly skilled migration resultant of 2007 global economic downturn.
Dr Isabelle Darmon (School of Social and Political Science)
Mr Ross Bond (School of Social and Political Science)
BA with Honors in Sociology with Psychology, Edinburgh Napier University
MRes in Socio-Cultural Studies, The University of Edinburgh
Tutor: Sociology 1A: The Sociological Imagination I
Tutor: Sociology 1B: Private Troubles, Public Problems
18 May 2017, "The performance of collective food practices by Spanish migrants in Edinburgh", ‘Bridg’it!’: Studying food, flavours and eating across the Channel and the North Sea' , INRA-IFRO-FRIED workshop, Gif sur Yvette (Paris), France
20 April 2017, "The Flag as a Tablecloth: Food Practices of the New Spanish Immigrant Community in Edinburgh" , 'New Directions' sociology conference, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
I am a member of the Food Researchers In Edinburgh (FRIED) network, which counts with more than 80 researchers across several Edinburgh-based and Scottish universities.
(Work in progress) I started a blog where I intend to write recipes used by Edinburgh based immigrants to feel closer to their homelands, including myself.