Dr Ronald Ranta

About

I am a senior lecturer in politics and international relations as well as the politics department's postgraduate programme coordinator and course leader for the MSc in international relations. I joined the department in 2014, having previously taught at the University of Bath, SOAS, London Metropolitan University and UCL.  

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer in politics and international relations

Qualifications

  • 2009 PhD Middle Eastern Studies, UCL
  • 2005 MSc International Conflict, Kingston University
  • 2004 UG Diploma Geology, Birkbeck University
  • 2000 NVQ3 Chef Studies, Butlers Wharf Chef School
  • 1997 BA (Hons) Film and Video, University of Arts London

Teaching and learning

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

As a former chef, my interests and research are focused on the sociological, political and international relations dimensions of food. I explore these through four broad research areas: the relationship between food, national identity/nationalism and globalisation; food in the context of settler colonialism; British food policy post-Brexit; and food (in)security in the UK

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 22.

Article

Nancheva, Nevena and Ranta, Ronald (2021) Do they need to integrate? The place of EU citizens in the UK and the problem of integration. Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN (print) 0141-9870 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Ranta, Ronald [Reviewer] (2021) Book Review of: 'How long will Israel survive? The threat from within' by Gregg Carlstrom. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 20(1), p. 117. ISSN (print) 1472-5886

Ranta, Ronald (2020) The Londoner’s meal. Nature Food, 1(1), p. 92. ISSN (online) 2662-1355

Ranta, Ronald (2019) Dissonance on the Brexit menu : what does Britain want to eat? The Political Quarterly, 90(4), pp. 654-663. ISSN (print) 0032-3179

Ranta, Ronald and Nancheva, Nevena (2019) Eating banitsa in London : re-inventing Bulgarian foodways in the context of inter-EU migration. Appetite, 139, pp. 67-74. ISSN (print) 0195-6663

Ranta, Ronald and Nancheva, Nevena (2019) Unsettled : Brexit and European Union nationals' sense of belonging. Population, Space and Place, 25(1), e2199. ISSN (print) 1544-8444

Ranta, Ronald and Mendel, Yonatan (2014) Consuming Palestine : Palestine and Palestinians in Israeli food culture. Ethnicities, 14(3), pp. 412-435. ISSN (print) 1468-7968

Book

Ichijo, Atsuko , Johannes, Venetia and Ranta, Ronald, eds. (2019) The emergence of national food : the dynamics of food and nationalism. London, U.K. : Bloomsbury Academic. 224p. ISBN 9781350074132

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) Food, national identity and nationalism : from everyday to global politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 196p. ISBN 9781137483126

Mendel, Yonatan and Ranta, Ronald (2016) From the Arab other to the Israeli self : Palestinian culture in the making of Israeli national identity. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. 166p. (Studies in Migration and Diaspora) ISBN 9781472449351

Ranta, R. (2015) Political decision making and non-decisions : the case of Israel and the Occupied Territories. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. 229p. ISBN 9781137447982

Book Section

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) Conclusion : food, nationalism and politics. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 164-170. (III) ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) Consuming nations: the construction of national identities in the food industry. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, national identity and nationalism: from everyday to global politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 61-81. ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) Everyday Creation of the Nation. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 21-42. ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) Food and Diet in ‘Official’ Nationalism. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 85-106. (II) ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) International Organisations, Food and Nationalism. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 146-163. ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) National Food in the International Context. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 107-124. ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) Norms, Food and Nationalism. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 127-145. ISBN 9781137483126

Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranta, Ronald (2016) When Groups Participate in Defining the Nation. In: Ichijo, Atsuko and Ranter, Ronald, (eds.) Food, National Identity and Nationalism: From Everyday to Global Politics. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 43-60. ISBN 9781137483126

Ranta, Ronald (2015) The Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In: Hough, P. , Malik, S. , Moran, A. and Pilbeam, B., (eds.) International security studies: theory and practice. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 401-409. ISBN 9780415734356

Conference or Workshop Item

Mulrooney, H, Bhakta, D and Ranta, R (2021) Innovation and change in the provision of emergency food aid during the pandemic. In: The Future of Food Symposium : from recovery to resilience; 08 - 09 Sep 2021, Coventry, U.K. (held online). (Unpublished)

Monograph

Finn, Peter [Editor], Cinpoes, Radu [Author-contributor], Ichijo, Atsuko [Author-contributor], Ledger, Robert [Author-contributor], Nancheva, Nevena [Author-contributor], Pettitt, Robin [Author-contributor] and Ranta, Ronald [Author-contributor] (2020) Covid-19 and democracy, first cut policy analyses : country case studies. (Project Report) Kingston University. 92 p.

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