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. In her current postdoctoral research, Myriam explores the temporalities and materialities involved in practices applied to bodies and food materials (such as blood and DNA tests, and pesticides analysis) that aim to prevent health-related risks associated with food ingestion.
Myriam completed her PhD in communication studies at Université de Montréal (Québec, Canada). Her current research is funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec – Société et Culture (FRQSC).