Jessica Fagin



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 ethnicity and articulations of craft and manual labour along the the British meat commodity chain. Previous fieldwork sites include Smithfield meat market in London, shepherding communities, artisanal producers and butcher shops.  

My PhD research explores practices of sheep slaughter in England in so called “conventional” and halal slaughterhouses as we shift through the legislative transitions of Brexit, asking what diverse slaughter practices can reveal about how nationhood is imagined.