B.A. (Hon), University of British Columbia
M.A., University of British Columbia
Ph.D., Università degli Studi di Torino
Rachel Black has conducted ethnographic research in Italy, France, the United States and Canada, focusing on the production, distribution and consumption of food. Since joining the Connecticut College Anthropology Department, Black has conducted research in New London with community partners such as Brigaid, the New London County Food Policy Council, and FRESH New London. Black is particularly interested in what food can tell us about social organization, inequality, and cultural change in Europe and North America.
Black wrote an ethnography of the Porta Palazzo market in Turin, Italy and has done fieldwork on urban agriculture in Vancouver, Canada. Her current research focuses on female culinary professionals in Lyon, France. As part of this project, she attended culinary school at Ducasse Education and spent 10 months in Lyon as a fellow at the Collegium de Lyon. Black is currently working on her forthcoming book, On the Line: Women, Cuisine and Work in France.
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