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Sarah Duignan

Sarah Duignan

PhD Candidate, Host of AnthroDish Podcast, McMaster University
My current PhD research investigates current public health and wellbeing as they connect to water and food security. I work with an Indigenous community to co-create research and knowledge translations surrounding water quality and health that are accessible and culturally relevant to the community.

I am the host of AnthroDish podcast where I speak with guests (both researchers and everyday folks) about how food relates to identities and cultures, using informal discussions to explore food-related themes in an anthropological lens. It is produced in partnership with the American Anthropological Association.

I have a background in bioarchaeology and stable isotope analysis. My research areas for this were Belize (Maya periods) and Denmark (Medieval period), where I looked at mobility during periods of stress, famine, and disease.

I spend my summers work at the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS, on a bioarchaeological rescue project through the University of New Brunswick and Parks Canada, where we excavate the 18th century cemetery on Rochefort Point that is quickly disappearing into the ocean as a result of coastal erosion.

Hey foodie, do you know where your meal came from?

Jan 27, 2019 14:34 pm UTC| Health

Foodie, a term once relegated to food writers and gourmet appreciators, now encompasses a broader group. Many of these new foodies like to keep an online record of their eating habits: posting photos on Instagram or...

Canada's new food guide: A fail on culture and sustainability?

Jan 19, 2019 09:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Canadas food guide is being revised. After a three-year consultation process, the guide will be published within weeks. Sadly, economic and political agendas will likely continue to make its dietary recommendations...

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Economy

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Science

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