I am a food sociologist and anthropologist. In 2008, I obtained my PhD in sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Marseilles) and did my graduate studies in anthropology at the University Aix-Marseille 1, including an ERASMUS year at the Università La Sapienza in Rome.
I specialise in sustainable food practices, related to power, social and environmental justive, gender and identity issues as well as policy gaps and food literacy. I aim to combine a social practice approch to a dynamic systemic understanding of agri-food systems. With my interest in govermentality and changes of everyday practices within the transition towards a more circular economy, I am the principal investigator of Sustainable Food Practices, spanning Luxembourg’s foodscape from production, governance, distribution to consumption (https://food.uni.lu), at the Institute for History (https://history.uni.lu).
I supervise PhD-candidates on related topics and am also involved in various projects, such as enhancing regional products in public kitchens of the Greater Region (AROMA: European INTERREG funding), experimental research on consumer behavior in shopping premises (GreenBot: public-private partnership), or farm-level and food-system-level prospective analysis for Luxembourg (SustEATable: international team under the the lead of IBLA). I also conduct active policy work with the co-creation of a Food Policy Council for Luxembourg, as a multi-stakeholder discussion and negotiation group for more equitable food system alternatives.