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The Missing State in Solving World Hunger: National proposals to addressing world hunger at the 2015 World Expo

This research explores how nations portray responses to solving world hunger at the 2015 World Expo using observational methods and content analysis.
Bottles hanging from ceiling at world expo


    UC Davis

    Nadia Smiecinska

Grants & Awards


  • Sociology Graduate Program Travel Grant

    $750 from University of California, Davis


  • Laura Bowe Endowment Conference Travel Grant

    $850 from University of Tennessee College Scholars Program


  • Examining Social Justice and Food Security in the Expo 2015 ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.’

    $2,500 from University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Honors Program Research Grant


Past Research Assitants

    Kymberley Chu

    Kymberley Chu graduated in 2021 from the University of California, Davis double majoring in Anthropology and International Relations. Kymberley aspires to pursue academic research and PhD programs that examine social issues such as the psychology of racism. She enjoys reading, coding, weightlifting and making mind maps in her free time.

    Emma Wynne

    Emma majored in Sociology and Spanish at the University of California, Davis. She is interested in public health and how it relates to environmental, health, and food justice. After she graduates, Emma hopes to pursue graduate school and a career in non-profit or policy work.