School of Social and Political Science

Students of Food From Edinburgh (STUFFED)


STUFFED - STUdents of Food From EDinburgh - is the student-led arm of FRIED.


FRIED proudly presents: STUFFED!

STUFFED - STUdents of Food From EDinburgh - is the student-led arm of FRIED. It is co-convened by two PhD students from the University of Edinburgh:

  • Llibi Mendez de Vigo is based at the School of Social and Political Sciences, and her research focuses on the food practices of migrant communities, and how these act as an expression of identity within the migrant experience.
  • Claire Périer is based at the University of Edinburgh Business School within the Marketing group, and is interested in the governance of the Scottish Food and Drink system from the perspective of different political, business and advocacy stakeholders.

STUFFED aims to create a space where members of the student community can exchange ideas and tips, addressing the particular needs and questions that are relevant to early career stages. It is open to any postgraduate student of the University of Edinburgh and other institutions whose research focus lies around Food Studies.

The group activity revolves around monthly informal lunches followed by more structured sessions were students will be able to share their projects, discuss relevant literature and exchange information on research and food in general. We are also hoping to invite external speakers and seasoned academics to share their views and advice! We will also be organising the FRIED writing retreats.

Anyone interested can sign up to the STUFFED mailing list by contacting one of the convenors.

We are looking forward to meeting you all!

Meetings are usually held on the second Wednesday of each month. Find the details of the next event and book your tickets.