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Victoria Rose, originally from Jacksonville, Florida, is a 2018 graduate of the Food Studies Master’s program at AUR. She received her B.S. in Dietetics, with a minor in chemistry, from Florida State University in 2016.

The American Academy of Rome (AAR), tucked away in the Monteverde neighborhood, provides a space for contemplation and research amidst a collaborative scholarly atmosphere for thirty lucky Rome Prize Fellows each year, along with a talented culinary staff.

On Friday, the 15 of October, Food Studies Masters students journeyed into Rieti, about two hours north of Rome, to visit Azienda Agricola Tularù, where Miguel and Alessandra have created a haven of community-based regenerative agriculture practices to promote

To reinforce the Mediterranean diet studies, students spent a Friday afternoon (on October 8) sampling several regional olive oils to learn about quality products and their health benefits.

A myriad of sprouting greens and rows of olive trees mark the landscape of Azienda Agricola CA.SA. Yet, a closer look makes evident the detrimental impact of human intervention and urban processes on the quality and depletion of the soil—dusty, dry, and littered with debris.

Based on the Special Issue of the International Journal of Sociology of Food and Agriculture, produced as a result of the AUR Conference in 2019,  a diverse cohort of authors joined a trans-disciplinary conversation on how sustainable diets can help mitigate and adapt to climate change and how so

Around 60% of Italy's territory is classified as inland, marginalized areas. Here, a long-lingering crisis is unfolding that began in the 1970s where thousands of hectares of land have been abandoned due to migration.

Preparing for the UN Conference on Climate of the Parties (COP 26) that will be organized in partnership with Italy in Glasgow from 1 to 12 November 2021.

Where did you do your undergrad degree?
I did my undergrad degree at Pennsylvania State University, and I studied Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Italian.