School of Social and Political Science

The FRIED seminar series


In 2020-2021 we moved our monthly seminar series online. Zoom links are communicated through the FRIED mailing list. For any questions, please email Isabel Fletcher



  • 13/10 Dr Rebecca O’Connell, Reader in the Sociology of Food and Families at the Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education: 'Families and Food in Hard Times: European Comparative Research'

  • 10/11 Prof Ashli Stokes, Professor of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, US, and Fulbright Visiting Professor at IASH: 'Rhetorics of Resilience: Defining the Appalachian Region of the U.S. through Foodways'

  • 8/12 Prof Mary Brennan, Chair in Marketing, University of Edinburgh Business School: 'Doing Better – A Good Food Nation for Scotland'

  • 9/2 Dr Emma McDonell, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga: Set Up to Fail: Challenging the Origin-Based Label Panacea with Peruvian Quinoa


  • 7/10 Dr Lindsay Jaacks, Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security Edinburgh: 'Beyond Beef: Developing Strategies to Reduce Red Meat Consumption in the US'
  • 4/11 Dr Bethany Benker, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England: 'Stockpiling during lockdown in the UK: What actually happened?'
  • 9/12 Alex Hughes,  Professor of Economic Geography at Newcastle University: 'Globalizing Responsible Food Consumption - Insights from Brazil, China and South Africa'
  • 12/1 Dr Megan Blake, Senior Lecturer in Geography at the University of Sheffield: 'Surplus food redistribution as ontological alchemy'
  • 3/2 Dr Gurpinder Lalli, Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusion Studies at the University of Wolverhampton: 'Schools, space and culinary capital'
  • 7/4 Dr Venetia Johannes, previously a post-doctoral research affiliate at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford: 'Nourishing the Nation: Food as National Identity in Catalonia'
  • 5/5 Dr Alexander Day, Associate Professor of History at the Occidental College, Los Angeles: 'China's Capitalist Agrarian Change and the Transformation of the Tea Industry'
  • 9/6 Dr Jessica Paddock, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol: 'Eating on the edge: A sociological perspective for transforming small island food insecurities'