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Myriam Durocher

Degrees:Postdoctoral Fellow   
Program affiliation: Communication and Media Studies
Courses: COMS 2003: Theoretical Foundations in Communication and Media Studies; COMS 4607: Communication and Food
Myriam Durocher is a postdoctoral fellow at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia). Her research interests revolve around critically addressing the power relationships and issues that take form at the intersection of (healthy) food, bodies, health and environment(s). Her PhD research thesis, anchored in a cultural studies perspective, questioned the social construction of “healthy” food in Quebec’s (Canada) contemporary food culture and how it contributes to the (re)production of uneven relationships between human and more-than-human bodies. Myriam currently pursues the exploration of Quebec’s (and Canada’s) biomedicalized food culture by critically addressing the power relationships involved in the development of practices that aim to prevent health-related risks associated with food.