Merin Oleschuk

 
Merin Oleschuk

Sociology

Biography: 

Merin’s research interests revolve broadly around the role of food in intersecting social inequalities. She is involved in projects investigating how diverse men and women negotiate contemporary food trends such as ‘foodie’ culture and food blogs, body image, and the domestic division of labour. Her dissertation research investigates people who 'love to cook', examining why they value cooking and how this translates into cooking practice. This research situates cooking appreciation within ethno-racial, classed and gendered inequalities and analyzes their implications for the mental and physical health of families living in global cities.