Wiggins: Eating sounds: At the edges of language, food, and bodies

As part of the Bayreuth Food and Language lecture series, Wiggins gave a talk on "Eating sounds: At the edges of language, food, and bodies", October 29 2021. Abstract: The sounds we make while eating, or when approaching food as an edible substance, are a ubiquitous but often overlooked phenomenon. Considered as being at the …

Wiggins: Beyond the battles of the dinner table

Wiggins has published an article in The Psychologist magazine covering her research into family mealtimes and children's eating habits. In particular, she covers ways in which children's food preferences can become a source of tension when certain sequences of talk are initiated. It's open access - take a look!

IPrA2021: Wiggins & Keevallik: Lip-smacks and mealtimes

Wiggins and Keevallik are presenting the paper "Lip-smacks and the multimodal co-ordination of eating with an infant" at IPrA2021, June 27-July 2, Winterthur, Switzerland. Their paper is part of the panel "Food-in-the-making, Materiality and Sensoriality in Social Interaction", organized by Sally Wiggins & Lorenza Mondada.

Wiggins & Keevallik: Enacting gustatory pleasure on behalf of another

Wiggins and Keevallik have published a new article on how mothers use 'mm' sounds when feeding their infants, entitled 'Enacting gustatory pleasure on behalf of another: The multimodal coordination of infant tasting practices.' Available in Symbolic Interaction, open access. Abstract: Tasting as a social practice can be enacted on behalf of others through precisely positioned …

Social Psychology: Wiggins: Plenary on eating practices

Wiggins is giving a plenary talk at the Finnish Annual Social Psychology Conference (Tampere University): "On how the psychological becomes the social in everyday eating practices", May 7th, 2020. Abstract: In this presentation, I will discuss the ways in which psychological concepts associated with eating practices, such as food preferences, become social in everyday interaction. …