Rebecca Campbell


PhD title: Food and kitchens as gendered household sustainability practice in Pacific Island migrant households

My current PhD research investigates the food sustainability practices of Papua New Guinean migrants in Australia/New Zealand. It explores how these practices are transformed and/or sustained across space as migrants forge new lives in the unfamiliar cultural landscapes of a new country. I take a post-structural feminist approach that focuses on the visceral, sensory, embodied, and affectual dimensions of everyday food practice in order to explore how the diverse environmental knowledges of ethnic minority migrant groups can offer valuable and innovative contributions to how we frame sustainability issues.


Campbell, R & Longhurst R (2013) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): Gendered metaphors, blogs, and online forums, New Zealand Geographer, 69(2), 83-173

Research funding

Mapping how local indigenous communities are sustaining their cultural heritage in the Pacific: the case of Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand (Anu Bissoonauth-Bedford, Michael Matthias, Holly Tootell, Rebecca Stanley, Rebecca Campbell)

Global Challenges Strategic Grant 2017