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Annabel Townsend

  • Phd Human Geography
  • PhD Student
  • University of Sheffield
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Annabel's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 11Followers

Research interests

Anthropology Latin America Food as culture Coffee Agro-food industries The economics and politics of globalisation Western subcultures / alternative lifestyles Folklore and oral histories ANT


I've always been interested in anthropology and cultural studies and have travelled extensively in Central and South America. After graduating from Durham, I worked in community development with a local Gypsy community, but became complete disillusioned with the voluntary sector. I changed track entirely, and started working as a chef, running a small cafe specialising in Latin American food. I became very interested in coffee and the coffee industry, and trained as a Barista, which eventually led to my PhD project about quality and waste in the speciality coffee industry


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Recent publications

  • Fuelling up on Defective Coffee ­ the potential use of coffee oil in biodiesel production

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Professional experience

PhD Student

University of Sheffield

October 2007 - Present


MA Research Methods

University of Durham

October 2004 - September 2006(2 years)

BA Anthropology

University of Durham

September 2001 - July 2004(3 years)