Elaine Power, Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health StudiesCross-appointed, Department of Gender Studies Affiliated, Cultural Studies Graduate Program
Understanding our food habits

Host:Barry Kaplan
Synopsis:Dr. Elaine Power is an associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies and cross-appointed to the Department of Gender Studies at Queen’s University. She is the co-editor of the recently published book,Messy Eating: Conversations on Animals as Food and the forthcoming volume,Feminist Food Studies: Intersectional Perspectives. Her research focuses on issues related to poverty,class, health, and food security. In particular, Dr. Power uses qualitative research methods and critical social theory to investigate food practices, especially in relation to income and social class. She is also a founding member of the Canadian Association for Food Studies and the Kingston Action Group for a Basic Income Guarantee.In this episode, Dr. Power discusses her co-authored book,Acquired Tastes: Why Families Eat the Way They Do,which analyzes over 100 interviews with families across Canada to understand how food habituate shaped by class, health, gender, poverty, and food insecurity.Please visit the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies for more information about Dr. Power’s research

Shideh Kabiri AmeriAssistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
E-tattoos and healthcare: nano materials for superior wearable tech

Host:Barry Kaplan
Synopsis:Dr. Shideh Kabiri Ameri is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on 2D material-based electronic devices and their applications in wearable, bioelectronics, human machine interface, electronic tattoos, internet of things, and mobile healthcare. She leads the Ameri Nano Research Group interested in looking for innovative and novel solutions for technological challenges by applying nano-sciences to Engineering. In 2017, Dr. Ameri was awarded the Rising Star in EECE. In this episode, Dr. Ameri discusses her research on e-tattoos and their application on humans. She also mentions the work conducted at the Ameri Nano Research Group,which uses 2D and nano-materials to develop superior and minimally visible sensors and electronics for wearable healthcare technology.Please visit the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for more information about Dr. Ameri’s research.