Raúl Matta is doctor in Sociology of the University of Paris – Sorbonne Nouvelle (2009). After postdoctoral stays at the Free University of Berlin and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD - Paris, France) he is now Research Fellow at the University of Göttingen and director of the project “Food as Cultural Heritage”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Since 2010, he conducts critical research on the cultural, social and economic impact of food heritage making and other political uses of food. His research interests, reflected in various journal articles and book chapters, include food studies, the anthropology of cultural heritage, and urban sociology. He also assists Dr. Charles-Edouard de Suremain with the coordination of the Project FoodHerit, funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR).