Elisa Ascione - Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Anthropology and Ethnology, University of Perugia, Italy
M.A. in Anthropology, University of Perugia, Italy
M.A. in Refugee Studies, University of East London, UK
B.Sc. in Anthropology, University of East London, UK
Teaching since 2007
Elisa Ascione’s background is in anthropology, with an interest in identity, social transformation and culture: she is particularly fascinated by people’s culinary knowledge, practices, and memories. Through the lens of food, it is possible to see how cultural practices are embodied, transformed, and resisted through history and in daily life.
Elisa believes that teaching students from different backgrounds is an exciting experience because every student brings his/her personal knowledge and familiar food history: the class becomes a sort of “anthropological laboratory” where different perspectives become important didactic resources.
Her objective as a teacher is to encourage critical thinking by looking at the connections between broader cultural patterns, historical transformations, social theories and personal experiences. She is also passionate about “good food” and likes to discover and share new foods and flavors with students in Perugia.
- SOC 375: Anthropology of Food
- SOC 330: Sustainable Food Production in Italy: Local Traditions and Global Transformations
- FSST 375: Anthropology of Food
- FSST 330: Sustainable Food Production in Italy: Local Traditions and Global Transformations
- ENV 330: Sustainable Food Production in Italy: Local Traditions and Global Transformations
- ANTH 375: Anthropology of Food