This April 28 Symposium in NYC looks fascinating

Food, Culture, and Sustainability: New Directions for American Studies

A one-day symposium sponsored by the Columbia University American Studies Seminar

Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00 am-3:30 pm

Columbia University, William and June Warren Hall, Room 600
(WJW Hall is at 1125 Amsterdam Avenue at 115th Street)

The symposium is open to all, and lunch is included for those who RSVP.
Please send RSVPs as soon as possible but no later than April 20 to Annette Fay at af2608@columbia.edu

Complete Schedule

10:00 am Continental Breakfast

10:10 am Welcoming Remarks, Julie Chun Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Fordham University, and Co-Chair, Columbia University American Studies Seminar

10:15 am Session One: “Intersections of Food Policy and American Studies”

Chair: Robert Fanuzzi, Associate Professor, Department of English, St. John’s University, and Co-Chair, Columbia University American Studies Seminar

1) Barrett Brenton, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St. John’s University, “Food Systems Sovereignty and the Challenge of Sustaining Local Dietary Biodiversity”
2) Alyshia Gálvez, Assistant Professor, Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies, Lehman College, “Chicken Soup, Herbs, and Massage: Pre- and Postnatal Care Practices and the Changes Wrought by Migration Among Mexican Immigrant Women”
3) Pyong Gap Min, Professor, Department of Sociology, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center, “The Role of New York Korean Immigrants in Globalizing Korean Culture”

12:00 pm Lunch

1:30 pm Session Two: “Mapping Urban Foodscapes in New York City”

Chair: Glenn Hendler, Associate Professor, Department of English, and Director of American Studies, Fordham University

1) Gabriella M. Petrick, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and Department of History and Art History, George Mason University, “Mapping Taste: Using GIS to Trace the Everyday Lives of New Yorkers”
2) Naa Oyo A. Kwate, Associate Professor, Department of Human Ecology and Department of Africana Studies, Rutgers University, “Why Black People Don’t Drink Coffee and Other Mysteries of the Universe”
3) Kristin Reynolds, Sustainable Urban Food Systems Post-Doctoral Fellow, The New School for Public Engagement, “Participatory Research as Food Systems Pedagogy and Scholar-Activism: Collaborations With Two New York City Urban Farms”

3:15 pm Closing Remarks, Robert Fanuzzi, Associate Professor, Department of English, St. John’s University, and Co-Chair, Columbia University American Studies Seminar

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