Recent Happenings

Carolina Global Food Program Summer Scholars

We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2020!

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.

For more information please read our 2020 press release or contact

Past Scholars

Alexandria Huber UNC ’17



Alexandria wrote her senior thesis on the financial sustainability of small scale farming in Durham and Orange county.



Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme UNC ’18




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 Lee UNC ’18




Kristen collected and analyzed qualitative interviews about the intergenerational and rural-to-urban food transitions of young Shanghai residents.



Maya Weinberg UNC ’19


Maya interviewed farmers in the Central Valley of Oaxaca on local agricultural practices, development and changing consumption practices.



Food Studies

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 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

Eats 101

Eats 101 is one of UNC’s  unique seminar experiences with a rich history and an exciting future

Click here to read the full course description.

Click here to read past undergraduate research topics

To apply for Eats 101 email