Anthropology of FoodSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Anthropology, Food Studies, Sustainability
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

Food is crucial to human survival but its significance stretches far beyond mere nutrition and sustenance. We are becoming more and more aware that the simple act of eating is at the crossroads of the biggest challenges we face: from climate change to urbanization, from an imminent epidemic of diabetes to inequalities on a global scale, from the future of agriculture to the rise of obesity. This course investigates how food is a force that connects and harbors the power to construct and destruct, now and in the future.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Environmental Studies, Public Policy


Camilla Hoff-Jørgensen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.scient.anth. (Lund University 2013, BA, 2010), BA in Health and Nutrition, (Suhrs Seminarium, Copenhagen, 2006). Extensive academic work experience since 2008, as Cultural Health Adviser in Japan and Spain as well as anthropologist conducting quantitative and qualitative studies in Copenhagen. Currently engaged in the Danish national harm reduction strategy group, focused on the social nurse concept for homeless patients with drug abuse. In addition, currently DIS Public Health LLC coordinator since 2016. With DIS since 2015.

Anders Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Mag., History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen (2008). His research has focused on cultural history and visual culture. Anders teaches Meaning of Style which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Anders has over the years worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement. He has furthermore worked on staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.

European Humanities, Anders Georg Hagerup Larsen

Deivida Vandzinskaite

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

PhD in Education (Siauliai University, Lithuania, 2011) with the focus on the cross-cultural use of Service Learning in higher education, MA in Social Anthropology and Sociology (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania, 2006). Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Siauliai University, 2007-2013. Visiting scholar at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, 2008-2012. Research experience on the national and international level covers topics related to cultural diversity and cross-cultural issues, gender and family studies, global diffusion of educational models, voluntary participation in Europe. With DIS since 2013.

Ed Romein

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Ph.D. candidate (Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam). M.A. Philosophy (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2003). M.A. Art History (Leiden University, 2000), M.Sc. Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1999). Research consultant in urban development at Urban Sense Research and Advisory (2008-2012). Consultant and educator in city management and public policy at Netherlands School of Public Administration (2001-2007). With DIS since 2014.