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Assistant Food

Oxford, England, United Kingdom
November 29, 2018

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Alexandra Littaye


Nationality: French-American

Tel: +44-781**-*****

Freelance academic writer with extensive experience in academia. Practiced in a variety of publication types, from academic articles, reports, summaries and full-length book manuscripts. Exceptional time-management skills. Meet or beat deadlines for articles and publications on every assignment. Strong interpersonal abilities, enabling smooth working relationships with colleagues. Skills include research, academic writing, editing, and copywriting. Solid background in grammar, punctuation, word usage, and context. Expertise in the following areas: Geography, Business, Literature and Philosophy.


2017 – present


2014 – present


2016 – 2017

Oxford University

2016– present

Content Editor of Peak Pinole SA

Integrate SEO and improve content to maximise effectiveness in English and Spanish.

Elevate user experience with a fun, engaging site full of relevant material.

Source guests bloggers to increase site reach and widen audience.

Edit and review all material posted on to site for common style.

Founder and CEO of Azure Foods Ltd.

Promotion and sales of Mexican heritage blue corn food products in the UK and in Europe.

Developed editorial content strategies and prioritized projects within a constantly evolving workflow.

Research associate within the Smith School of the Environment and Enterprise

Wrote business reports for clients such as PepsiCo and Diageo.

Reviewed data and identified abnormalities and inconsistencies in a quick and efficient manner.

Planned, assigned, wrote, and edited features, interviews, and reviews.

Co-founder of FEW4ALL consultancy group

Consulted on sustainability at the intersection of business, climate change and resource management.

Editor and author of Routledge Earthscan manuscript: Food, Energy, and Water Sustainability: Emergent Governance Strategies.

2009 – 2010

United Arab Emirates University

Lecturer of Philosophy

Content creation of syllabi for undergraduate modules: “Business Ethics” and “Culture and Heritage”. Responsible for teaching and managing four different classes per term and 300 undergraduates.

2006 – 2007

Warwick University

Research Assistant

Proofed and edited manuscript for Professor Nigel Thrift, Vice-Chancellor of Warwick University.


Oxford University

Research Assistant

Wrote copy, sourced material, and developed ideas for Professor Gordon Clark, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography.


2012 – 2016

D.Phil Geography and Environment- Oxford University

2010 – 2011

M.Sc. Geography & Environmental Policy- Oxford University

2006 – 2008

M.A. of Philosophy and Literature - University of Warwick

Sept 2003 – 2006

B.A. of Philosophy and Literature (2:1) - University of Warwick


Pereira, L.M., McElroy, C., Littaye, A., Girard, A.M. (2018). The Food, Water, and Energy Nexus: Governance Strategies for a Sustainable future. Routledge Earthscan.

Littaye, A. ‘The multifunctionality of heritage food: the example of pinole, a Mexican sweet’, Geoforum (2016), pp. 11-19.

Littaye, A. ‘The Boxing Ring: Embodying Knowledge through Being Hit in the Face’, Journal of Media and Culture (2016).

Littaye, A. ‘The role of the Ark of Taste in promoting pinole, a Mexican heritage food’, Journal of Rural Studies 42 (2015): 144-153.

Littaye, A. 'Real bread: baking memories for the future', Journal of History and Cultures 5 (2015).

Littaye, A. and Pereira, L.M. Blue Maize powder, taste of childhood: Pinole, a Mexadelphian transmigrant food, Fourth International Conference on Food Studies, Monash University Prato Centre, Prato, Italy 20-21 October 2014.

Littaye, A. (2014) Blue maize: Pinole as a hybrid food, 4S/ESOCITE Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 21st August.

Littaye, A. and Karin E. (2013) Between participation and participant-observation: An experience-based dialogue, AAA, Chicago, U.S.A, 23rd November.

Littaye, A. (2013) Real bread: baking memories for the future, Society for the Social Studies of Sciences (4S), San Diego, U.S.A. 9th-13th October.

Littaye, A. (2013) Constructing maize for freedom: The evolution of the Tortilla Discourse in Mexico, The Oxford Global Food Security Forum, U.K. 27th April.

Littaye, A. (2013) Remembering the bread that Matters, Sites of Memory Conference, University of Birmingham, U.K. 17th February.








Winner - Idea Idol Oxford

Winner - Humanities Innovation Challenge Competition (Oxford)

Award from the Skoll Centre: Apprenticing with a Problem (Oxford)

Runner-up winner of the SoGE photographic competition (Oxford)

National Boxing Amateur Champion, Belgium (welterweight)

Linacre House Trust Award (Oxford)


Hult Prize (quarter finals representing Oxford University)


Regional Amateur Boxing Champion (welterweight) of Puebla, Mexico


Oxford University Sports Award (grant to box in Cuba)


British University and College Sports Champion of Boxing (light welterweight)


Santander Travel Grant


Languages: Trilingual in English, French and Spanish.

International Experience: Studied and worked in France, UK, Mexico and the UAE.

Computer Skills: Microsoft Word; Power point; Excel; DreamWeaver; Photoshop.

Interests: Boxing; Advanced Open Water Diver PADI (Scuba Diving); Photography; Traveling.

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