|Dept:||Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences|
- Ph.D., Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, 2002.
Kima Cargill holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy, a master's degree in counseling psychology, and a doctorate in counseling psychology, all from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Cargill teaches courses in psychology with a focus on food and culture.Her research examines the psychological experience of food, specifically how cultural identity and childhood development are mediated by food customs and rituals. Her research examines the psychological experience of food and culture, specifically how cultural identity and childhood development are mediated by food customs and rituals.
Most recently her work has been featured in Routledge's Handbook of Food Studies (2012), as well as publications such as Food, Culture, and Society and Psychoanalytic Review. She has directed international programs in Cuba and Morocco and has traveled extensively around the world.