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November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
“Food, Food Everywhere — From Vexed Conversations to Food Shaming” by Psyche Williams-Forson, professor and chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park and Culinary Historian
Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Coley Rice Lounge
We look forward to welcoming back to the Hill Professor Williams-Forson, a member of our English department from 2000-2005. A scholar of Black lives, she uses material culture, intersectionality, cultural studies, and popular culture to explore African American culture and history—especially food and foodways—from the late 19th century to the present. Her books include the award-winning Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power; and Taking Food Public: Redefining Foodways in a Changing Food World (co-edited with Carole Counihan) and most recently Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America, which was awarded the 2023 James Beard Foundation Book Award in Food Issues & Advocacy