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Hello, welcome to my website!

I am a Sociology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA and a visiting research fellow of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

My research focus revolves around the historical formation of the global food system, the politics underlying sociotechnical innovations, and the cultural-scientific construction of dietary knowledge. Currently, I am working on my dissertation research, which compares five distinct types of agricultural innovations for malnutrition in the Philippines.

Aside from my dissertation project, my other research interests include the emergence the policy-making and practices regarding nutrition-agriculture linkage in the international development field, the “Responsible Research and Innovation” (RRI) framework, alternative food movements in the Global South, critical food and nutrition studies, quantitative analysis with time use data, politics of rural-urban divide, and science and politics of quantification and metrics.

Contact me via: schiang4 [at] ucsc [dot] edu