Aunchalee Palmquist presents at 2013 ASAO meeting

Aunchalee Palmquist, an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, presented a paper at the 2013 Association for Social Anthropology of Oceania conference in San Antonio Texas on Feb. 8, 2013.

Palmquist’s paper, “The hands that feed us: rethinking obesity in the context of food security in Hawaii,” was based on ethnographic research conducted in the summer of 2012 with the generous support of a Hultquist Fellowship.

Palmquist was co-organizer of the ASAO session, “Obesity and Health in the Pacific,” with Nancy Pollock (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand). This year’s working session had nine participants, all who presented their ethnographic research throughout the region on intersections of culture, food and health.