October 16: World Food Day is the theme of the session that brings together researchers Cynthia Luderer, Zênia Tavares and Paula Mascarenhas in a seminar on Food and Sustainability. The meeting will take place at the engineering auditorium (Gualtar campus) at 2 pm.
Cynthia Luderer holds a PhD in Communication and Semiotics from the Communication and Semiotics program at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, with a sandwich internship developed with the Food Anthropology program at Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain. Her investigations are related to mediatized cultural themes, having a particular interest in the creative process, discourse analysis, consumption and memory to understand shows such as Carnival and, in particular, gastronomy.
Zênia Tavares is a PhD student in Sociology at the University of Minho. Professor at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Conducts research and extension activities at the Center for Studies and Research on Women and at the Center for Studies on Consumption and Family Economy, both linked to the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. She is part of the Northeast Northeast Feminist Network for Studies and Research on Women and Gender Relations and the State Forum on Food and Nutrition Sovereignty and Security in Pernambuco. She has experience in consumer studies, consumer education, gender, feminism, sovereignty and food and nutrition security.
Maria Paula de Vilhena Mascarenhas is a professor at the University of Minho. She works in the area of sociology, having as particular thematic interests such as culture, food, environment, ecology and citizenship. Received the Municipal Medal for the Defense of Nature and Environment from the Cascais City Council.