2018 Conference Schedule

Schedule at a Glance, as of October 6, 2018. Schedule subject to change.

Day 1: Thursday, October 4, 2018

3:30 – 4:30 PM | Registration

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall
  • See Conference Logistics for address and map

4:30 – 5:45 PM | Opening Reception

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall
  • Catering by The Pig

5:45 – 6:00 PM | Convocation remarks with Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

6:00 – 7:00 PM | Keynote: Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

Day 2: Friday, October 5th, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 AM | Registration

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

8:00 – 9:00 AM | Carolina Breakfast

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

8:30 AM | Opening Remarks: Anastasia Day

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

9:00 – 10:00 AM | Plenary Speaker: Dr. Julie Guthman

  • Location: Toy Lounge, Dey Hall

10:00 – 10:30 AM | Coffee Break, Toy Lounge

10:30 AM – 11:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions I

Toy Lounge – It’s Alive! Bacterial Food

  • Maya Hey, “Ferments and the Delicious-Disgusting Divide in Microbial Food Narratives”
  • Dylan Hallingstad O’Brien, “Making Bad Choices: Macrobiotic Ontologies and Wellness”
  • Dylan Cahn, “To Pasteurize or not to Pasteurize: Debates over Pasteurization, Organic Food, and Children’s Health in Britain and America”

Pleasants Family Room – Children and Food Politics

  • Carlos Caro, “Dynamics of Local Childhood Obesity Clusters in Chile”
  • Maegan Krajewski, “Lunch Money: Understanding Community-Led School Food Programs in Regina, Saskatchewan”

11:30 – 1:00 PM | Off-Campus, Lunch on your own (see Franklin St. recs)

1:00 – 2:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions II

Toy Lounge – Religion and Food

  • Kendall Vanderslice, “A Christian Theology of Culinary Diversity”
  • Daniel Moorin, “Thoreau’s Fictions of Flesh at Walden”
  • Adante Hart, “Sanctified Soil: Black Churches and Food Justice”

Pleasants Family Room – Local Food: Producers

  • Kelly McFarland, “Developing a Historic Account of Local Farming in North Texas”
  • Cheyenne Schoen, “Opportunities and Challenges of an Organized Farming Project for New Americans in Syracuse, NY”
  • Julia Bingham, “Down East Aquaculture Narratives: Growth and Opportunity, But for Whom?”

2:00 – 2:30 PM | Coffee Break, Toy Lounge

2:30 – 3:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions III

Toy Lounge – Layers of Meaning and Identity

  • Kacee Baker, “Nostalgia and Fear in Bread Making Narratives from Eighteenth-Century England”
  • Pablo Mino Navarrete, “A Product’s Brand is in Its Nation’s Brand: A Study of the Country-of-Origin Effect on the Reputation of Foreign Wines”
  • Anna Graham, “A Taste of a Past Place: The Use of ‘Terroir’ In Archaeological Investigations of Place”
  • Reema Islam, “The Cultural Heritage of Carob in Crete, Greece

Pleasants Family Room – Food and Health

  • Alanna Higgins, “The Carrot and the Needle: The Intertwining of Food, Health, and Medicine”
  • Christina Chauvenet, “The Evolution of Dietary Guidelines and Implications for Interdisciplinary Food Studies”
  • Allison Lacko and Khristopher Nicholas, “Geographic Variations in Food Access, Diets, and Nutritional Health: A Spatial Analysis Approach”

3:30 – 4:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions IV

Toy Lounge – Southern Foodways

  • Tyler Bunzey, “Sounding Soul: Blackness, Food, and Place in Southern Hip-Hop”
  • Juliana de Groot, “A Community Circles Approach to Facilitate Dialogue on Race, Poverty, and Food Insecurity in North Carolina Communities”

Pleasants Family Room – Archival Crumbs: Southern Foodways in North Carolina Institutions

A special panel featuring staff from local North Carolina institutions including:

  • Sarah Carrier, NC Research and Instructional Librarian, Special Collections, UNC Chapel Hill Libraries
  • Kate Collins, Research Services Librarian, Rubenstein Library, Duke University
  • Virginia Ferris, Outreach and Engagement Program Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries

5:00 – 6:30 PM | Professional Development Roundtable

Toy Lounge – Moderated by Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris

  • Dr. Ashley Rose Young, Smithsonian Food History
  • Kim Severson, New York Times
  • Dr. Steven Alvarez, St. John’s University

7:30 PM | Networking Social

Center for the Study of the American South, Networking Social with special art exhibit, Unique As We Are Alike, a multidimensional exploration of contemporary Lumbee identity by two Lumbee artists from North Carolina. 

Day 3: Saturday, October 6, 2018


OPTION 1 | Carrboro Farmers’ Market, opens at 7:00 AM, Carrboro Town Hall Plaza

OPTION 2 | Campus Foodways and Food History Digital Tour

(Find additional details on these optional and self-guided field trips here.)

9:00 – 9:30 AM | Coffee Break, Toy Lounge

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

Toy Lounge – Reimagining the Kitchen

  • Maja Jeranko, “A View from the Kitchen Window: Gender and Food in the Post-Earthquake Coastal Ecuador”
  • Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Clutter and Quaintness: Collecting Kitchenalia in the Internet Age”
  • Melissa Dollman, “Kitchen in Your Car: Shell Oil Company’s Carol Lane and the Interrelationship Between Road-Tripping and Eating Out(side)”
  • Rhiannon Scharnhorst, “Composing at the Kitchen Table”

Pleasants Family Room – Difference and Power

  • Gabrielle C. Purcell, “Recentering Colonization through Food Studies”
  • Faron Levesque, Seize the Kitchen: Re-Claiming the Radical History of Food
  • Frederico de Oliveira Toscano, “The Brazilian Abundance and the U.S. Hunger: Thematic Subsidies for Research in the Field of Food History”

10:30 – 11:00 AM | Coffee Break, Toy Lounge

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions VI

Toy Lounge – Equity and Justice

  • Daniela Garcia Grandon, “Moral Boundaries of Food Provisioning in Chile”
  • Erica Zurawski, “From Gold Rush to Reefer Madness: Linking Colonialism, Commodity Flows, and Gentrification Within Denver’s Food Justice Organizing”
  • Laura Grier, “The Political Ecology of the Local Food Movement in Ann Arbor, MI”

Pleasants Family Room – Feeding Community

  • Bonnie Wolf, “Facilitating Improved Collaboration between Food-Related organizations in Southern Arizona”
  • Molly Mann, “Recipes for Sharing: Why Women’s Food Blogs Matter”
  • Elizabeth Makarewicz, “‘Respect Our Mother’: Centering Dakota Notions of Food Sovereignty” 

12:30 – 1:00 PM | Closing Remarks, Executive Board and On-Site Conference Planners