What's to Eat?: Food Choices Through a Sociological Lens | Kent State University

What's to Eat?: Food Choices Through a Sociological Lens

Sociology Professor to Discuss Food Choices and Social Class

The Kent State University Honors College will host its next Research Uncorked event on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.

Why is a cockroach not a healthy snack?  Why does dessert come at the end of the meal?  What makes something good to eat?  Every bite we take and every meal we make signifies our geographic, historical, and cultural location.  The choices we make about what to eat are also influenced by our gender, ethnicity, and social class.  In her upcoming talk, Dr. Roxburgh will provide an overview of the sociological approach to food choices.  Dr. Roxburgh, whose prior research has focused on the study of social stress, will also discuss the results of a recently completed project on college students’ perceptions of vegans and veganism. 

Dr. Susan Roxburgh is a professor in the Department of Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Kent State University.

Dr. Roxburgh's areas of expertise include medical sociology, mental health, family, stress process, time pressure, and family and work.

She earned her Ph.D. from the Univeristy of Toronto in 1994.

View Dr. Roxburgh's Faculty Profile

This event will be held at The Secret Cellar, located at 176 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Research Uncorked is open to the public. Appetizers and beverages are available but not provided. Tickets are not required.

About Research Uncorked

Research Uncorked, an ongoing event sponsored by the Honors College, is designed to bring together a broad range of Kent State researchers and the Kent and surrounding communities for focused public conversations.

For further information about Research Uncorked, contact Victoria Bocchicchio, Director, Academic Programs, at (330) 672-2312 or vbocchic@kent.edu.