Research project: Food Safety after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Dr. Cisterna is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the study of food. He earned his B.A. in Anthropology and International Development studies from Trent University, M.A. in Political Science from University of British Columbia, and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. He is a cultural anthropology who works on food, disaster studies, science and technology studies (STS), risk, and the senses. His dissertation, "Food after Fukushima: Scientific Citizenship and Risk in Japan," was based on two years of fieldwork on food safety after the Fukushima nuclear accident. During the 2014-15 academic year, he plans to complete a book manuscript based on his dissertation, and will also teach Anthropology 1804, "Tasting Food: Politics, Science, and Senses,” in the fall semester.