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Wei-ting Chen

Fellowships Awarded: 2013, 2012

Wei-ting Chen, MA, is a sixth-year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. She joined the Center for a Livable Future as a research assistant in 2010. Her dissertation examines food provision routines and maternal identity in food assistance-dependent households. She focuses on the ways in which mothers plan, procure, prepare, and serve food in their everyday life. Her research includes in-depth interviews, observations and photo elicitations with mothers who use their federal food assistance benefits in Baltimore farmers’ markets. Her advisor is Dr. Andrew Cherlin, professor in the Department of Sociology.