Dr Trang Ta is a cultural and medical anthropologist in the ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.

Her research and teaching interests include health and hygiene regimes; cultural politics of food and nutrition; culinary medicine; ageing and the elderly; death and dying; science and technology studies; and waste and discard studies.

Previous and current research projects include public narratives of medical tragedy and moral economies of charity in urban China; informal street economies of recycling and salvaging waste among the elderly and working poor in Hong Kong; nutritional knowledge and eating behaviour in Singapore; and emergent environmental funerary practices in the United States.

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