The micropolitical ecology of environmental health and organic food in Islamabad

Occasionally this blog will feature updates on, and summaries of, work currently being completed by research cluster members. Below is an update from Saher Hasnain.

“My current research uses an ethnographically informed focus on environmental health in urban food environments (from a consumer perspective). I’m particularly interested in how place and people-specific consumer practices emerge and are closely tied to concepts like ‘safety’ or ‘purity’, historical or generational understandings of health and food and larger-scale food system processes. The research focus is on the food secure urban population, their food shopping concerns and habits, and their contemporary geographies of consumption.”

http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/graduate/research/