Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University


I am a teacher at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, teaching courses on sustainable eating and gastronomy. Before moving to Lund I taught courses on food and material culture, as well as conducting a thesis workshop for undergraduates at the University of Iceland.


Thesis projects

About the research

My current research is about organic food and modern food relationships. I am interested in how people create and practice food values when it comes to the production and consumption of organic food. In order to do so I explore the interplay between food producers, consumers and middlemen, and the role intimacy plays in establishing trust within the industrial food chain.

At the moment I am also involved in a book project that focuses on the role of local food and food heritage in the Nordic countries and the Baltic.

Research portal (Lund University)


Jón Thor Pétursson

Doctoral Student
Division of Ethnology
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences

Contact information

E-mail jon_thor.peturssonkultur.luse

Phone +46 46 222 75 66

Mobile +46 72 023 83 49

Room LUX:A412

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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