Associate Professor and food studies scholar at the University of Toronto, Department of Sociology.
Josée Johnston is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is the co-author of Foodies (2nd edition, 2015) with Shyon Baumann, as well as Food and Femininity (2015) with Kate Cairns. She has published articles in venues including American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Consumer Culture, Signs, Theory and Society, and Gender and Society. Her major research interest is the sociological study of food. By studying food, Johnston’s work explores questions relating to consumer culture, gender, sustainability and inequality.
While enjoying a wholesome meal together is surely a worthy goal, family meal campaigners don't always acknowledge the work that goes into this achievement: the time demands, parenting challenges and financial burdens required to put good food on the table. These pressures exist daily, but for many of us-particularly women-- they come to a head during holidays.