A small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. The Award provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics—meeting experts in the field, interacting with colleagues from other parts of the world, and creating networks and lasting connections. Awardees are invited to attend the conference to present their work and play a critical organizational role in the conference by leading discussions, chairing parallel sessions, and providing assistance in session rooms.
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For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active research interest in the conference themes. Emerging Scholars perform a critical role in the conference by chairing the parallel sessions, providing technical assistance in the sessions, and presenting their own research papers. The 2021 Emerging Scholar Award Recipients are as follows:
Mariana Hase Ueta is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and an Associate Researcher at Institute of Asian Studies at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. She is also part of the Sustentarea project at the University of São Paulo (USP) that promotes sustainable food systems. Her research focuses on intergenerational discussions on Sustainable Food Consumption from a comparative perspective in Brazil, China, the USA, and Germany. She has been a Fulbright Fellow at UCLA (USA), DAAD Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), and a Visiting Researcher at Shanghai University (China). She is committed to empowering perspectives from the Global South in Food Justice debates in order to build an inclusive path towards Sustainable Development.
Roxanne Krietzman is a recent graduate of the Leadership in Student Affairs masters program at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During her studies, she completed coursework on college student mental health, which spurred her interest in the intersection of food insecurity and poor mental health outcomes among college students. Along with food insecurity awareness, Roxanne is passionate about sexual misconduct prevention and trauma-informed educational practices within higher education. She is excited to begin her career as a higher education professional and to continue to be an advocate for programs and services that combat food insecurity and uplift mental health and wellbeing.
The interdisciplinary aspect of the conference was truly superb. Meeting people and seeing the work being done in this field has provided me with an even greater sense of confidence and realization that the field of food studies is doing some incredibly important work."
My favorite part was actually moderating the sessions, having to introduce the presenter, ask for questions, and even having to sometimes break the ice with a linking question between all the presenters. The experience will certainly aid me in the future by having me overcome shyness."
I've made professional contacts that are really useful, and also have a network of grad students who I am keeping in contact with. It was also really useful to get a sense of the state of the field of Food Studies."