SOAS University of London

Anna Seecharan

The Food Studies Centre is truly interdisciplinary in its approach, bringing together political, economic, cultural, and geographical perspectives to better understand the crucial and complex role food plays in people’s lives.

Studying in the Department of Anthropology at SOAS has been a life-changing experience for me. The Food Studies Centre is truly interdisciplinary in its approach, bringing together political, economic, cultural, and geographical perspectives to better understand the crucial and complex role food plays in people’s lives. The diverse experiences of my fellow students on the MA Anthropology of Food programme, from food writers, chefs and nutritionists to activists and policy advisors, made for a totally unique learning environment in which debates and discussion were both academically rigorous and very much from the heart! Being part of SOAS is to be part of a genuine community which feels like home, but connects globally. The exceptional teaching of SOAS academics equips students with the skills to challenge established power structures and engage critically with global issues – abilities which are sorely needed in the current global political moment!