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breaking new ground with food studies research

We are proud to elevate undergraduate food studies research, graduate food studies research and all forms of interdisciplinary explorations into food studies at UCLA. Dive into our completed projects and ongoing research, and learn how our students, faculty and researchers are ushering in breakthrough findings that shape the future of food.

Rothman Food Institute Term Chairs

The Marcie H. Rothman Presidential Term Chair is a five-year term honoring a UCLA Senate or Associate Professor who has an exemplary record in food-based teaching, research and service.

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advancing food studies

Professors holding this esteemed position can use endowment funds to advance research, teaching and service activities that benefit UCLA food studies programs — and teach their own food studies class.

UCLA Research Projects

Use our search tool to find UCLA food studies research projects.