Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, University College London. Her speciality is the anthropology of food, focussing on colonial and post-colonial cultures, particularly those hybrid societies that are a legacy of Empire. Within that, she favours the use of material culture as an analytical vehicle, and works on food commodities in all forms, from raw to processed, particularly as they move across time, space and cultures. She also works on textiles. She has written widely on these subjects and is a frequent contributor to media on them. She is currently working on a cultural history of the Hawaiian Luau (feast) for Oxford University Press.