SoS 34- Chatting with Dr. Sera Young about White Dirt, Women’s Health, and Water Security

On this week’s episode of the Sausage of Science, Chris and Cara chat with Dr. Sera Young about her research on geophagy, water insecurity, and the quirks of cats and tinsel.

Dr. Young is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Northwestern University, and author of “Craving Earth: Understanding Pica : the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk”. Dr. Young’s current research interests include food insecurity, household-level water insecurity, and Pica Behavior. Dr. Young is also a part of a multi-institutional collaboration to develop an instrument for measuring cross-cultural Household Water Insecurity (HWISE). For more information on Dr. Young, check out her faculty page at…ung.html, her lab group page at, or follow her on twitter @ProfSeraYoung.

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