Dr Anna Sulan Masing
Anna Sulan began writing to tell stories through theatre, which grew into a freelance writing career, a PhD and developing projects around food and creating communities.
Born in Canberra, Australia, whilst her father was there finishing his PhD. Anna Sulan grew up in Sarawak, Malaysia and Auckland, New Zealand, and moving to London to study performing arts.
In early 2014 she completed her doctorate, looking at how identity changes when space and location changes. It was through dance, storytelling and food that these concepts of changing identities were embodied
Food is a huge part of Anna Sulan’s identity and it continuously features in her writing, performance and research.
“Ask any Malaysian they will tell you that we can talk about food 24/7, if given half that chance! Food is fun. It is how we build home and is very much how we learn to navigate our belonging – it is emotional, visceral but mostly – it is fun.”
In 2018 she began coordinating AMP (A Meeting Place) along with Victoria Stewart and Romy Gill, a digital zine which aims to amplify female expertise in and around the broader discussion of food sustainability.
She also co-founded the popular Voices At The Table events with editor Miranda York, which brings together the food, literary and performance world for a literary salon around food; which is now a podcast.
Anna Sulan spoke at our The Politics of Food Panel & Debate at City Hall & discussed some of her favorite topics – politics, food and sustainability. She covered food systems and how sustainability is anchored in people Discover what happened here!