Mark Anthony Arceño, Ph.D.
Academic Program Coordinator
College of Arts and Sciences
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: social-ecological system of wine production and consumption
Areas of Expertise: Food, place, and identity; agri- / viticultural responses to observed environmental change; terroir and French gastronomy; ethnographic approaches to the study of food and culture
My ongoing multisensory and multispecies research looks at the confluence of food, place, and identity, paying particular attention to how vignerons’ (winegrowers’) make sense of and respond to observed forms of change (environmental or otherwise) and their influence on the social-ecological system of wine production and consumption. By examining ethnographically how winegrowers adapt their vines, we can better assess sustainable solutions to changes in the industry (from local to global scales). Moreover, I am the Chapter Leader of Slow Food Columbus and anticipate that my experience will be helpful in understanding the complexity of making available good, clean, and fair food to all.