M.A., 2010, Sociology, University of Connecticut
B.A., 2006, Sociology and Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Culture, Consumers and Consumption, International Migration, Racial and Ethnic Minorities
I am currently working on a project that investigates how and why people develop alternative food preferences for local, organic, and other types of food, and how they conceptualize the notion of “good” food. I am interested in the ways in which elite discourse diffuses and influences people’s ideas about food and how people actualize their ideas through practice. My past work has focused on the aging experiences of Asian immigrants in the US, particularly Filipino Americans.