Studies on Social Engineering - SESIS: Social and Critical Nutrition/Food Studies Research Incubator

  • Colombia

Organization profile

Organization profile

This “semillero” aims to bring into dialogue various theoretical and methodological perspectives from the social studies of science, health and food to understand and critically analyze the complex relationships and negotiations -local and global- between the production of scientific knowledge, definition of food problems, design and implementation of public policies in this regard, and construction of food subjectivities. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we understand that the conception and management of food problems are the result of complex social, cultural and economic processes that involve diverse actors, interests and a wide range of negotiations at the local and international level. From this perspective, we want to advance in the understanding of tensions, past and current, when defining the relationships between food, science, health and public policy and, in general, the way in which science and social and political orders are co -produced. With this we propose to look for viable and inclusive alternatives in the way in which nutritional problems are conceived and food health is managed.

The objectives of this "semillero" are:

1. Bring together undergraduate and graduate students from different programs at the Universidad del Rosario (especially from the Schools of Medicine and Human Sciences) who are interested in these topics.

2. Review and critically analyze the relevant literature on these issues.

3. Support the development of research projects of undergraduate and graduate students from the university interested in these topics.

4. Develop interpretive theoretical frameworks and innovative methodologies to address these issues.

Organization profile

This “semillero” aims to bring into dialogue various theoretical and methodological perspectives from the social studies of science, health and food to understand and critically analyze the complex relationships and negotiations -local and global- between the production of scientific knowledge, definition of food problems, design and implementation of public policies in this regard, and construction of food subjectivities. From an interdisciplinary perspective, we understand that the conception and management of food problems are the result of complex social, cultural and economic processes that involve diverse actors, interests and a wide range of negotiations at the local and international level. From this perspective, we want to advance in the understanding of tensions, past and current, when defining the relationships between food, science, health and public policy and, in general, the way in which science and social and political orders are co -produced. With this we propose to look for viable and inclusive alternatives in the way in which nutritional problems are conceived and food health is managed.

The objectives of this "semillero" are:

1. Bring together undergraduate and graduate students from different programs at the Universidad del Rosario (especially from the Schools of Medicine and Human Sciences) who are interested in these topics.

2. Review and critically analyze the relevant literature on these issues.

3. Support the development of research projects of undergraduate and graduate students from the university interested in these topics.

4. Develop interpretive theoretical frameworks and innovative methodologies to address these issues.

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  • Research Output

    • 1 Citations
    • 1 h-Index
    • 4 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
    • 1 Article
    • 1 Book/Film/Article review

    Dieta, raza y civilización en el pensamiento ilustrado de la Nueva Granada

    Pohl Valero, S., Mar 2019, Bicentenario. Francisco José de Caldas, 1768-1816. Álvarez Polo, Y. & Díez Fonnegra, C. A. (eds.). 1 ed. Bogotá: Universidad del Rosario, p. 237-250

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)