Hello, welcome to my website!
I am a Sociology Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).
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 agriculture-based solutions to malnutrition in the Philippines.
Aside from my dissertation project, my other research interests include the policymaking 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