Dr. Daniel Kofahl studied Sociology of Consumption, Communication, Mass Media and Culture at the University of Treves, Germany. From 2008 until 2012 he was a member of the research staff at the Department of Ecological Food Quality and Food Culture at the University of Cassel, Germany. He received a doctor's degree in 2014 with a thesis about “The complexity of nutrition in the contemporary society”. At the University of Treves he did research in a DFG-project about new ways of “Digital Diet Tracking”. Currently he is researching at the TU Berlin on the practice and aesthetics of tasting.
In 2012, he founded the Bureau of Agricultural Policy and Food Culture (Büro für Agrarpolitik und Ernährungskultur – APEK) with Dr. Ferdaouss Adda and Dr. Tobias Lasner .
Dr. Daniel Kofahl worked as a lecturer at the University of Cologne, the University of Treves, the University of Bielefeld, the University of Applied Science Fulda and for the German Society of Nutrition (DGE). The topics of his lectures are “Sociology of Food”, “Nutrition Education”, “Ethnology of Food”, “Rural Sociology” and “Ecological Viniculture”. Currently he is a lecturer for Sociology of Food at the University of Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Daniel Kofahl also works for organizations of the food business sector and civil societies. These organizations and societies include, for example, the Goethe-Institut Paris, the Die Lebensmittelwirtschaft e.V., the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), the Acadamy of Sweets - ZDS and many more.
Since 2013 he is the spokesman of the Workgroup of Culinary Ethnology in the German Anthropological Association (GAA).
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Interview mit Ernährungssoziologe Dr. Daniel Kofahl in der Wochenzeitung "Die Furche" über Moral beim Essen und Trinken - hier klicken