F. Xavier Medina
Dr. Medina is Academic Director of Food Systems, Culture and Society. His main fields of research include: anthropology of food, food and wine tourism and social and ethnic identities. He has undertaken fieldwork in Spain (Basque Country, Catalonia), Hungary (Budapest, Tokaj), Argentina & Zimbabwe (Matabeleland) and has edited and authored several books on Food Studies. In 2005 he received the Gourmand Books Awards, (Special award of the Jury). He is currently President of ICAF-Europe, European Section of the International Commission of Anthropology of Food (ICAF).