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Zsuzsa Gille

Zsuzsa Gille is Professor of Sociology and Director of Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her PhD in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Her research focuses on qualitative methodology as it relates to globalization, on environmental politics, on the sociology of food, waste, materiality, and the rise of the New Right in Europe. She is the author of Paprika, Foie Gras, and Red Mud: The Politics of Materiality in the European Union (2016 Indiana University Press); From the Cult of Waste to the Trash Heap of History: The Politics of Waste in Socialist and Postsocialist Hungary (Indiana University Press 2007 – recipient of honourable mention of the AAASS Davis Prize); co-editor of Post-Communist Nostalgia with Maria Todorova (Berghahn Press 2010), co-editor of the The Socialist Good Life: Desire, Development, and Standards of Living in Eastern Europe (Indiana University Press 2020), and co-author of Global Ethnography: Forces, Connections and Imaginations in a Postmodern World (University of California Press, 2000).

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