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Clelia Viecelli, Ph.D.

University of Southampton

Clelia Viecelli has obtained her PhD at the University of Southampton (UK). Her PhD thesis is an anthropological account of female winegrowers producing natural wines in Italy. She also holds a BA (Hons) in Ethno-Anthropological Disciplines from the Università degli Studi di Siena (Italy) and a MSc in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE). Her research interests cover food and wine culture with a focus on gender and terroir, alternative food networks and food activism, emerging alternative aesthetics of taste and sensory ethnography. She also served as co-coordinator and moderator of the research group Debating Ethnography based at the University of Southampton (UK), which fosters academic initiatives and debates around the multidisciplinary application of ethnographic methods to academic research. She is a member of the EASA Anthropology of Food Network and the Wine Studies Research Network. She is also an accredited wine taster and organises public lectures and guided wine-tastings on Italian natural wines.