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Virginie Amilien

Virginie Amilien


Virginie Amilien is a researcher in cultural studies. After passing her PhD in Scandinavian Culture on Norwegian folktales at the University of Sorbonne-Paris IV, France, in 1994, with a scholarship from University of Oslo, Institute for Cultural Studies. She has worked as a researcher at the National Institute for Consumption Research, Norway, since 1999, on issues related to food, consumption and culture, with special emphasis on Norwegian food culture, national identity, food system in tourism, food practices, food consumption, culture of consumption, the Norwegian Halloween, food and migration and especially local and terroir food products. Together with Erling Krogh she edited "The cultivated food," the first Norwegian anthology about food culture (2007) and she has been heavily involved in the international scientific journal "Anthropology of Food" ( from 2000.

Research projects

Scientific publications

Ching-Hua, Yeh; Hartmann, Monika; Gorton, Matthew; Tocco, Barbara; Amilien, Virginie; Steinnes, Kamilla Knutsen (2021). Looking behind the choice of organic: A cross-country analysis applying Integrated Choice and Latent Variable Models. Appetite . Vol. 167.

Donati, Michele; Wilkinson, Adam; Veneziani, Mario; Antonioli, Federico; Arfini, Filippo; Bodini, A; Amilien, Virginie; Csillag, Peter; Ferrer-Perez, Hugo; Gkatsikos, Alexandros; Gauvrit, Lisa; Gil, Chema; Hoang, Viet; Steinnes, Kamilla Knutsen; Lilavanichakul, Apichaya; Mattas, Konstadinos; Napasintuwong, Orachos; Nguyen, An; Nguyen, Mai; Papadopoulos, I; Ristic, Bojan; Stojanovic, Z; Tomic Maksan, Marina; Török, Áron; Tsakiridou, Efthimia; Bellassen, Valentin (2020). Economic Spill-Over of Food Quality Schemes on Their Territory. Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization .

Amilien, Virginie; Vittersø, Gunnar; Tangeland, Torvald (2019). PGI Lofoten Stockfish in Norway. Arfini, Filippo; Bellassen, Valentin (Ed.). Sustainability of European Food Quality Schemes. Multi-Performance, Structure, and Governance of PDO, PGI, and Organic Agri-Food Systems. kapittel 26. p. 507-527. Springer.

Amilien, Virginie; Moity-Maïzi, Pascale (2019). Controversy and sustainability for geographical indications and localized agro-food systems: thinking about a dynamic link. British Food Journal . Vol. 121.

Steinnes, Kamilla Knutsen; Amilien, Virginie; Vittersø, Gunnar (2019). Organic salmon in Norway. Arfini, Filippo; Bellassen, Valentin (Ed.). Sustainability of European Food Quality Schemes. Multi-Performance, Structure, and Governance of PDO, PGI, and Organic Agri-Food Systems. Fish and Seafood Sector. p. 529-548. Springer.

Amilien, Virginie; Tocco, Barbara; Strandbakken, Pål (2019). At the heart of controversies: Hybrid forums as an experimental multi-actor tool to enhance sustainable practices in localized agro-food systems. British Food Journal .

Hegnes, Atle Wehn; Amilien, Virginie (2019). Geographical indications – a double-edged tool for food democracy : The cases of the Norwegian geographical indication evolution and the protection of stockfish from Lofoten as cultural adaptation work. Bonanno, Alessandro; Sekine, Kae; Feuer, Hart N. (Ed.). Geographical Indication and Global Agri-Food : Development and Democratization. Chapter 6. p. 100-117. Routledge.

Amilien, Virginie (2018). Constraints as drivers in Norwegian food family practices- About porridge tradition and pizza transgression. Diasio, Nicoletta; Julien, Marie-Pierre (Ed.). Anthropology of Family Food Practices: Constraints, Adjustments, Innovations. 3. p. 83-108. Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Amilien, Virginie; Notaker, Henry (2018). Nutrition and health aspects of traditional and ethnic foods in Nordic countries – An approach through Nordic food culture and traditions. Nutritional and health aspects of food in Nordic countries. chapter 1. p. 1-32. Elsevier.

Amilien, Virginie; Kjærnes, Unni (2017). The dynamics of sheep welfare in Norway – between idealised images and practical realities. British Food Journal . Vol. 119.

These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete