Class of 2022
Hometown: Miami, FL
Research Interests: Foodways, anthropology, communal food practices, gender
Born in Venezuela to a Middle Eastern family and growing up in Miami, Tony draws inspiration from a variety of cultures. Tony received a B.A. in Math, Economics, and Spanish Literature from Cornell University. As an elective course, he explored food anthropology and became fascinated by its stories, traditions, and taboos. In 2010, Tony was awarded a Fulbright Research grant to Syria, where he studied the midday meal in three contexts: at homes, in restaurants, and in the streets. From cooking to eating, food was a natural vehicle for cultural exchange and one that he continues to explore. From his current home in Baltimore, Tony documents recipes and stories from Aleppo and his many travels, bringing people together online and in person around the love of food.