Charlene Mohammed

Charlene Mohammed

MA student


Leslie Butt


Inequality, culture and health

I completed my undergraduate degree at McMaster University, with a major in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. Over the last few years I have been working on Dr. Tina Moffat’s CIHR-funded project, Changing Homes, Changing Food, as a senior research assistant and undergraduate thesis student. We explored the dietary change and food security issues among immigrants and refugees in Hamilton, Ontario.

After receiving a McMaster Undergraduate Research Award in 2014, I also conducted my own research project, where I used a Photovoice methodology to investigate the food and dietary issues among children of immigrants and immigrant children living in Hamilton.

For my graduate studies at the University of Victoria, I am working on Dr. Leslie Butt and Dr. Lisa Mitchell’s SSHRC-funded project, Southeast Asian women, migration and family in the global era. Under the supervision of Dr. Butt, my research explores the food security, eating experiences and emotional well-being of Indonesian domestic workers who live and work in Singapore.

Publications: Sapiens: Anthropology/Everything Human: Food Is About Far More Than Bodily Sustenance