Jessica Fagin

Jessica Fagin

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I am currently working on my ESRC 1+3 PhD scholarship in the department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology. I completed a Masters in the Anthropology of Food at SOAS, London. 

My research focusses on issues of masculinity, race and articulations of craft and manual labour along the the British meat commodity chain. Previous fieldwork sites include Smithfield meat market in London, small farms, artisanal producers and butcher shops.  

Through multisited ethnographic fieldwork, my PhD research will  ask what the concealed British abattoir can reveal about class, gender and race as we shift through the legislative transitions of Brexit. This research aims to articulate the social effects of policy, regulation and heritage economies as potentially amplifying social divisions, complicating notions of nationhood and perceptions of meat consumption and production.