Mark Anthony Arceño

Mark Anthony Arceño

Mark Anthony Arceño

Ph.D. Candidate

(614) 688-0433

4034 Smith Laboratory
174 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of food
  • climate change
  • cultural theory
  • ethnography
  • food, place, and identity

I completed my Ph.D. requirements in January 2021. Using the French notion of terroir as a conceptual framework, my dissertation research investigated the social-ecological system of place-based wine production in Ohio, USA, and Alsace, France, to examine how winegrowers understand, adapt, and articulate changes in their vitivinicultural (i.e., winegrowing) landscapes. I am especially interested in how foods and drinks of geographic origin help individuals articulate sociocultural and political senses of self and belonging in times of change (climatic or otherwise). The final phase of my research in France was supported by a Humanities and Social Sciences "Make Our Planet Great Again" Chateaubriand Fellowship, which is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. My previous work analyzed the symbolism and political economy of pictorial representations of food-based dietary guidelines (FBDGs).

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