Anthony Shu

Anthony Shu

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Anthony Shu is a second year doctoral student interested in studying how climate change is affecting consumption patterns and food production.

His current projects include an investigation of the motivations behind social entrepreneurship and an ethnographic study of a professional wrestling school.

In his previous research, he studied how restaurateurs present Asian cuisine in casual and upscale restaurants and explored the stratification of nation-states’ culinary prestige through a mixed-methods study that combined ethnographic work at the 2015 World Expo with a statistical examination of the Michelin Guide.

Anthony is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Eater, KQED, The Six Fifty, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac, Mountain View Voice, and Redwood City Pulse.


A.B. cum laude in Sociology, Princeton University, 2016. Certificate in African American Studies.

Fields of Study

Cultural Sociology, Consumption, Environmental Sociology, Ethnography, Mixed-Methods Research, Food Studies