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SOAS Food Studies Centre


The Centre fosters the teaching of food-related courses in the school and facilitates the supervision of food-related MA dissertations and PhD theses.

Principal among food-related course offerings is the MA in the Anthropology of Food, a one-year taught masters degree.

The Centre plays an active role in matching prospective PhD students with appropriate supervisors in the School and in supporting research student applications for financial support to various funding bodies.

Centre members Johan Pottier, Harry G. West, and Jakob Klein were awarded the 2009 Excellence in Instruction Award by the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society. West was named joint runner-up for the SOAS Director’s Teaching Prize in 2011-2012. The SOAS MA in the Anthropology of Food was named a Finalist in the Best Food Initiative category in the BBC Food & Farming Awards in 2015.