2017 Conference Schedule

Schedule at a Glance, as of October 9, 2017. Schedule subject to change. 

Day 1: Thursday, October 19th, 2017

5:00 – 6:00 PM  |  Registration     

  • Location: Washington University, Brown Hall
  • See Conference Logistics for address and map          

6:00 – 7:00 PM  |  Plenary Address

7:00 – 8:00 PM  |  Opening Reception           

Day 2: Friday, October 20th, 2017

8:00 – 10:30 AM  |  Registration               

8:00 – 8:30 AM  |  Catered Breakfast               

8:30 – 9:00 AM  |  Opening Remarks             

9:00 – 10:30 AM  |  Concurrent Sessions I       

Food, Identities & Knowledges: Ongoing Debates & Emerging Questions | Brown Lounge

  • “The Manliest Low-Calorie Soda in the History of Mankind:” How Diet Sodas Construct Taste, Power & the Body
    • Emily Contois, Brown University, American Studies
  • “#FreeFireCider: Folk Herbalists, Feminist Hashtags, and the Instagram Modernity”
    • Katherine Hysmith, University of North Carolina, American Studies
  • Southern Cooking in Yankee Territory: Erasing Distinctions in the Selling of a Cuisine
    • Jessica Carbone, Harvard University, American Studies
  • Vending in the Undercommons: Black Street Food Entrepreneurs in Antebellum New Orleans
    • Ashley Rose Young, Duke University, History

Measuring the Ingredients of Food Insecurity Through Qualitative Approaches | Goldfarb 132

  • Current Approaches to Reduce Food Insecurity: A Case Study of a Food Hub to Increase Fresh Produce
    • Whitney Fung, University of South Florida, Public Health
  • Food Insecurity among Adolescents. A Biocultural Analysis of Pre-teen and Teen girls in Tampa Bay, Florida
    • Mecca Burris, University of South Florida, Applied Anthropology
  • “If You’re Not Gonna Eat it, Don’t Expect Someone Who’s Poor to Eat It”: Perspectives from Food Pantry Clients on the Barriers and Facilitators to Consuming Fresh Produce
    • Laura Kihlstrom, University of South Florida, Applied Anthropology
  • Taking Stock: A Missouri Food Pantry Capacity Assessment
    • Darren Chapman, University of Missouri, Rural Sociology

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Concurrent Sessions II   

Digging In: Critical Approaches to Studying Food, Race & History | Brown Lounge

  • Unearthing the Past at the University of Missouri: Critical Pedagogies of Race, Gender, and Class in the Food System
    • Leslie Touzeau, University of Missouri, Rural Sociology
    • Sarah Cramer, University of Missouri, Agricultural Education
  • “We Would Like to be Served Here”: Domestic Service and the Body in Coming of Age in Mississippi
    • Meredith Kelling, Washington University in St. Louis, English
  • “Our house in India is on fire”: Cannibalizing Anglo-Indians After the Indian Rebellion of 1857
    • Catherine Peters, Harvard University, American Studies
  • Sikh Farmer Cosmopolitanism
    • Abby Golub, KU Leuven, Anthropology

Picky Eaters: Consumer Agency & Decision Making | Goldfarb 132

  • Stakeholder Responses to Governmental Dietary Guidelines: Challenging the Status Quo, or Reinforcing It?
    • Karolin Bergman, Uppsala University, Sweden, Food Studies
  • Values-Based Purchasing Initiatives: What Do They Mean for Food Service Workers?
    • Amy Rosenthal, Rutgers University, Public Policy and Planning
  • The Zagat Survey as Class Strategy: Quantified Consumption and Urban Change in 1980s New York
    • Will Payne, UC Berkeley, Geography and New Media
  • Authenticity in Online Ethnic Restaurant Reviews: Assimilation, Commodification, and Global Power
    • Sara Kay, New York University, Food Studies

12:00 – 1:30 PM  |  Catered Lunch          

1:30 – 3:00 PM  |  Concurrent Sessions III     

Smart Food: Unpacking Food Knowledge & Expertise | Brown Lounge

  • Formula 4X: The Unexpected Origins of a Scientific Solution for World Hunger
    • Travis Weisse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, History of Medicine
  • Lardo in the Bardo: The Blackboxing of Nutrition, Agriculture, and Fat in the United States
    • Jacob Eaton, Washington University in St. Louis, Public Health
  • The Not-so Lost Crop of the Incas: A Critical Examination of Lost and Discovered Foods Narratives
    • Emma McDonell, Indiana University, Anthropology
  • Locating Resistance: Human-Microbe Relations in Resistome Research & Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Andie Thompson, University of Amsterdam, Anthropology

Drink Up: The Politics, Histories & Identities of Beverages | Goldfarb 132

  • A Heated Debate?: Raw Milk, Risk, and the Politics of Knowledge
    • Gretchen Sneegas, University of Georgia, Geography
  • Drinking Chocolate: From Humble Beginnings to Today
    • Rachel Pavia, Harvard University, Government
    • Johan Arango, Harvard University, Sustainability
  • Six Pack Sexism: The Engendered Evolution of Gendered Labels in the Craft Beer Industry
    • Grace Weitz, New York University, Nutrition and Food Studies

3:00 – 3:30 PM  |  Coffee Break               

3:30 – 5:00 PM  |  Concurrent Sessions IV

On the Page & Screen: Narratives of Food, Cooking & Identity | Brown Lounge

  • From Hearth to Homepage: Community Cookbooks and Contemporary Food Blogs
    • Molly Mann, St. John’s University, English
  • Dieting With the Dead: Spiritualism, Vegetarianism, and “immaculate consumption” in The Blithedale Romance
    • Sarah Petersen, University of California, Davis, English
  • Bannocks & Willow Tree Bark: Food, Medicine, and Feminism in Outlander
    • Esther Martin-Ullrich, Boston University, Gastronomy
  • From Farm to Screen: Stains of a Virtual Tasting Experience
    • Guilherme Lobão de Queiroz, Universidade de Brasília, Communications

From the Soil: Agricultural Production, Histories & Transitions | Goldfarb 132

  • Seeds from Jaketown: Exploring Plant-Forager Relationships and Paleoethnobotanical Practice
    • Grace Ward, Washington University in St. Louis, Anthropology
  • Corn or Carnations? The Shifting Agricultural Landscape of Andean Ecuador
    • Sophie Fuchs, University of Texas at Austin, Geography and the Environment
  • Pruning: A Meditation on Multispecies Community
    • Megan Betz, Indiana University, Geography
  • Local Knowledge in the National Sphere: Interpreting Brazil’s Agroecology Movement
    • Matthew Abel, Washington University in St. Louis, Socio-Cultural Anthropology

5:00 – 6:30 PM  |  Distinguished Faculty Roundtable    

  • Glenn Stone, Washington University
  • Catarina Passidomo, University of Mississippi
  • Venus Bivar, Washington University    

6:30 – 7:30 PM  |  Keynote Presentation

8:00 PM |  Networking Social

Day 3: Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 AM  |  Catered Breakfast           

9:00 – 10:30 AM  |  Concurrent Sessions V   

Deconstructed Meals: Critical Studies of Food Policy & Systems | Brown Lounge

  • (Re)Producing Concepts of Urban Poverty and Hunger
    • Renee Scampini, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Urban Studies
  • Addressing Racism in Urban Agriculture: The Case for an Urban Agriculture Land Trust in Bridgeport, Connecticut
    • Chelsea Gazillo, SIT Graduate Institute, Sustainable Development
  • Am I Actually “Lovin’ It”? : Dynamics that Shape Foodscapes
    • Pavan Puneet Brar, Panjab University, Chandigarh, Cultural Studies

Together at the Table: Food, Commensality & Community | Goldfarb 132

  • Cooking is Better than Prayer: Food Generosity and Identity in Palestine/Israel
    • Jennifer Shutek, New York University, Nutrition and Food Studies
  • Shaking out the Tablecloth: Cleaning as the Hidden Underside of Cooking and Eating
    • Sebile Yapici, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Social Anthropology

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Concurrent Sessions VI   

Good to Think With: Food Studies Theories, Methods & Considerations | Brown Lounge

  • The Future of Food Studies Scholarship: How should we organize it?
    • James Edward Malin, New York University, Food Studies
  • Is Food Different? Reflections on Theory, Materiality and Practice
    • Maria Kuczera, SOAS London, Anthropology of Food
  • Research Trend on Food Sovereignty: A Bibliometrics Mapping and Systematic Review
    • Yanu Prasetyo, University of Missouri, Rural Sociology
  • The Conceptual Landscape of Food Literacy
    • Madison Bischoff, University of Calgary, Communication, Media & Film

From the Ground Up: Local Food Infrastructures and Entrepreneurship | Goldfarb 132

  • Classifying Localized Food Entrepreneurship in Contemporary American Cities
    • John Jones, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Urban Systems
  • The Spectrum of Alternative Food Networks and the Importance of Separation
    • Jeffrey Rowe, Wayne State University, Anthropology
  • Urban Roof Farms as Food Providers in Food Deserts: A Case Study of Urban Harvest STL’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and Food Flow in Downtown St. Louis
    • Marissa Lerner, Washington University, Environmental Studies

12:00 – 12:30 PM  |  Closing Remarks  

1:00 – 3:00 PM  |  Post-Conference Field Trip and Workshop

  • Adventures in Urban Ag: A Guided Tour of Good Life Growing

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