Seeking PhD theses for review!

Herbalist weighing spices. Photo: Katharina Graf

Katharina Graf

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition is seeking recent PhD theses in the anthropology of food and nutrition to be reviewed on this blog. This is a unique chance to start getting your work out there!

If you have recently completed your PhD thesis or examined one that engages with food and nutrition from an anthropological perspective, please consider suggesting it for review: kg38(at)

Getting your PhD thesis reviewed on the blog has many advantages. First, largely unpublished but state-of-the-art research in the field of food, nutrition and anthropology gets early visibility and recognition in the FoodAnthro community. Thesis reviews also help working towards scholarly publications or more creative formats of spreading the word. Third, it’s simply a great way to exchange ideas, thoughts and whatever else you find useful in a friendly and productive context, often beyond your established networks.

My job as associate reviews editor is to find a suitable reviewer and assist in creating a blog post with some lovely photographs from the field. Reviewers are often more experienced and established scholars, definitely someone who can ask the right questions. The format of a thesis review is flexible to give reviewer and reviewed plenty of room for exchange.

Here are some exciting examples of previous reviews:

Tasting Tea, Tasting China

The Metamorphosis of Greek Cuisine

I look forward to your email with questions, suggestions and/or review proposals!

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