Lauren Crossland-Marr

Graduate Student of Sociocultural Anthropology

Research Interests

My dissertation research focuses on food certifications in Milan, Italy. In my research, I work in two certification contexts: a halal certification label and a Made in Italy label. Both halal and Made in Italy labels target global consumption and guarantee purity and origin. Unlike Made in Italy, however, halal certifications seek to incorporate origin and quality standards based on interpretations of the Koran and the Hadith. To understand if these seemingly different approaches intersect, my research compares the ways business people work to merge ethical and moral concerns with global market standards. 


2018      Oguz Alyanak, Sherria Ayuandini, Guillermo Martin-Saiz and Lauren Crossland Marr. “Shadowing as a Methodology: Notes from Research in Strasbourg, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Milan” in Urban Life ed. Petra Kuppinger. 89-102.

2013      Marr, Lauren. Review of The Art of Making Do in Naples. Anthropology Review Database July 22, 2013. 

2011      Lisy, Helene and Lauren Marr “Education and Outreach at the NMNH Venue of Yuungnaqpiallerput.” Arctic Studies Center Newsletter. 2011:13-14.

2009      Marr, Lauren “Corporate Giving during Challenging Times.” Capitol Communicator, June 8, 2009. 


Instructor, Anthropology Department

     “Food, Nation, Place: The Social Life of Food in Italy and Beyond” Spring 2019 and Summer 2019

Instructor, Summer Experience Program

     “Introduction to Global Health” Summer 2017

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