World Expo 2015


  • Nadia Smiecinska

    UC Davis

Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

Sociology Graduate Program Travel Grant
$750 from University of California, Davis
Laura Bowe Endowment Conference Travel Grant
$850 from University of Tennessee College Scholars Program
Examining Social Justice and Food Security in the Expo 2015 ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.’
$2,500 from University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Honors Program Research Grant
Howard H. Baker Public Policy Scholar
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Examining Neoliberal and Nationalist Portrayals of Addressing Food Insecurity at the 2015 World Expo
The Neoliberalization of Solving World Hunger
A Thematic Analysis of the 2015 World Expo: Perpetuating Food Insecurity or Promoting Social Justice?
A Thematic Analysis of Social Justice and Food Security at the 2015 World Expo.

    Former Research Assistants

  • Kymberley Chu

    Kymberley Chu is a current University of California, Davis student double majoring in Cognitive Science and International Relations. Kymberley aspires to pursue academic research and PhD programs that examine social issues such as the psychology of racism. She enjoys reading, coding, weightlifting and making mind maps in her free time.

  • Veena Elavarasan

  • Emma Wynne

    Emma is a fourth year Sociology and Spanish double major at the University of California, Davis. She is interested in public health and how it relates to environmental, health, and food justice. After she graduates, Emma hopes to pursue graduate school and a career in non-profit or policy work.