As international students you are one of the most dynamic components of modern society. Did you wonder what kinds of meals you would eat when you came to the United States? How being in a different country would influence your food preferences? Several studies show that one of the first things that change when people study in a new country is the types of food they consume.
Romanian Fulbright Scholar Cristina Galalae has researched how international students’ diet changes can give clues about how they have transitioned to the culture and life in a different country in addition to how they view themselves.
Please join Ms. Galalae as she shares her work and experiences at the IC2 Institute.
When: Tuesday, April 30
Time: 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Global Classroom, 1st Floor, IC2 Institute (2815 San Gabriel St., free parking in front of building)
Feel free to bring a sack lunch or enjoy some coffee during the presentation. No RSVP necessary.
For more information, contact Bruce Kellison.
Cristina Galalae is a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies in Romania. Ms. Galalae holds a Bachelors degree in Communication and Public Relations, a Masters in Strategic Marketing, and a Masters in Management and Communication. She has worked as a marketing specialist for several multinational companies.
Ms. Galalae’s current research, which has earned her several grants, lies at the intersection of the fields of international relations and marketing, with migration studies and consumer culture theory at the core of her interests.