Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, Spelman College, Italy, 2013 Alumni Scholarship Recipient
“I knew a seminar on Food and Identity would be interesting and useful. How could it not be? I teach a course titled Food and Culture, the recurring theme of which is identities—individual, kin-based, regional, class and status-based, gendered, ethnic, racial, regional, national, transnational, diasporic, and international—all are considered. I was in no way disappointed. [The seminar] was a feast for mind, soul, and body.”
- Made curricular modifications to core course for pending interdisciplinary minor in food studies, as well as major elective for sociology and anthropology majors, including new readings, student research/service project, and new assignments—all inspired by IFDS lectures and site visits.
- Acquired primary materials throughout seminar to enrich course curriculum and instruction.