We Will Begin Accepting Applications for Summer 2020 in January.
These individuals will receive a maximum $5,000 summer stipend to enable an intensive summer scholarship opportunity exploring food topics via onsite fieldwork. Students may choose to work domestically or internationally and service and policy proposals will be given a high priority.
Alexandria wrote her senior thesis on the financial sustainability of small scale farming in Durham and Orange county.
Maddy spent a month in New York City and Berlin, Germany interviewing chefs who cook southern food. These interviews are now the basis for her senior thesis.
Kristen collected and analyzed qualitative interviews about the intergenerational and rural-to-urban food transitions of young Shanghai residents.
Maya interviewed farmers in the Central Valley of Oaxaca on local agricultural practices, development and changing consumption practices.
Welcome to Food Studies at UNC
Food Studies is an interdisciplinary major for students who wish to develop their own cohesive course of study relating to food. The major consists of eight courses chosen from at least three academic departments. If you are interested in becoming a Food Studies major at UNC you must write a preliminary proposal with a clear rationale for the intended course of study. The Carolina Global Food Program directors are available to meet with interested students to discuss their proposals. Please contact email@example.com to schedule a meeting.
Since food is interdisciplinary by nature, studying it within the parameters of a major helped me become more intentional about my interests. It challenged me to decide what I wanted to study and why. Lauren Wilson, Class of 2014, editor of edible manhattan and edible brooklyn