Biography

Dr. Matejowsky is an associate professor who specializes in cultural anthropology. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from Texas A&M University. His research interests include fast food, economic anthropology, globalization, urbanization, culture change and development, disaster studies. Dr. Matejowsky currently conducts his research in Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines. Recent publications include “The Incredible, Edible Balut: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Philippines’ Favorite Liminal Food” (Food, Culture and Society) and “Like a “Whopper Virgin”: Anthropological Reflections on Burger King’s Controversial Ad Campaign” (Studies in Popular Culture). He joined the faculty at UCF in 2002 and teaches Peoples of the World, Magic, Ritual & Belief, and Anthropological Perspectives on Fast Food.

Research Specialization

Cultural anthropology, economic anthropology, globalization, fast food, disasters, culture change and development; Southeast Asia (Philippines).

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