SOAS University of London

SOAS Food Studies Centre


The Centre supports individual and collaborative research on food-related topics undertaken by SOAS staff and students through the establishment of research networks, the hosting of national and international workshops and conferences on food-related issues, and the facilitation of fund raising efforts in support of such initiatives.
Scamorza maker in Scala Italy
Scamorza maker in Scala, Italy with cheeses in his aging cellar. Professor Harry West's research focuses on artisan cheese, the discourse of “terroir,” and the global market niche in “heritage foods.” Photo credit: Professor Harry West.

Details of individual members’ work can be found by clicking on their names on the Members page and then clicking on the “Research” and “Publications” tabs on their profile pages.

The Centre supprts applications to various funding bodies for doctoral and post-doctoral research in areas of interest to one or more Centre members. Interested candidates should contact the Centre Chair.