Myriam Durocher is a doctoral candidate in Communication at Université de Montréal (UdeM), under the supervision of Dr. Line Grenier. Her current research interests are situated at the intersection of media, critical food and cultural studies. More specifically, she is concerned by the power/knowledge relations that currently cross the production and circulation of knowledge about food, nutrition and “healthy” eating habits in the context of a society characterised by an increasing media presence. Her thesis project, entitled “D’une culture alimentaire biomédicalisée à la production d’un(de) corps contemporain(s) particulier(s)”, aims to observe the development of a biomedicalized food culture and the body(ies) and normativities it participates in creating.
As a research assistant for ACT, she is the coordinator of the media monitoring project destined to retrieve and archive media documents produced by Quebec’s major media institutions and several Canadian ones. She has been the coordinator of a foodblog project, Food Talks, À table with RECAA and friends, launched by Ressources Ethnoculturelles Contre l’Abus envers les Aîné-e-s (RECAA), an important community partner of ACT. The development of the foodblog has also been the object of a research project co-conducted with Maude Gauthier and funded by ACT. She finally participated to the ACTipedia project under the supervision of Maude Gauthier. Myriam is also the coordinator of the Culture Populaire, Connaissance et Critique (CPCC) lab, at Université de Montréal.