​Josée Johnston

​Josée Johnston
Sociology & Collaborative Specialization in Food Studies

Josée Johnston is Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is the co-author of Foodies with Shyon Baumann, as well as Food and Femininity with Kate Cairns. She has published articles in venues such as Journal of Consumer Culture, Theory and Society, Gender and Society, and British Journal of Sociology. Her major substantive interest is the sociological study of food, which is a lens for investigating questions relating to consumer culture, gender, sustainability and inequality. Dr. Johnston’s work is rooted in sociology but employs an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspective, drawing from gender studies, food studies, and critical geography. She has served on the editorial boards of American Journal of Sociology, Food, Culture & Society, Gender & Society, and Theory and Society. Her research has been funded by numerous funding bodies including the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), and the Ontario Government Early Researcher Award.
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