Wednesday 4th December, 11AM
Paul Hirst Seminar Room (102)
10 Gower Street
Birkbeck, University of London
London WC1E 6HJ.
All welcome. No booking necessary.

In her talk, Dr. Pietro-Piastro will discuss the importance of food in the Mexican official nationalist discourse and how the roots of dishes perceived as national changed according to the dominant political ideology of the time.

Claudia Prieto Piastro is a lecturer at the International College at Brunel University of London where she teaches modules on Intercultural Studies and Social Sciences. She recently completed her PhD in Anthropology at King’s College London with a thesis focusing on Israel’s food culture and national identity.  Her research focuses on everyday nationalism, creolization, and the role of food in the construction of national identities as well as migration, food culture and religious identities. She is trained in Mexican traditional cooking methods and worked as a food consultant for several projects in London. From 2016 to 2019 she wrote a popular blog for the HuffPost Mexico in which she discussed topics on food, nationalism and gastro-colonialism. 

Organised by the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research Food Working Group.

For more information contact: Jason Edwards