Merin Oleschuk

 
Merin Oleschuk

Department of 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 issues such as those surrounding ‘foodie’ culture, food blogs, body image, feeding children, and the domestic division of labour. Her dissertation research is a mixed methods project investigating how and why people cook what they do at home, parsing out values related to health and variations in the meaning of cooking based on social positions such as gender, class, and race/ethnicity.