08 Feb Food Studies RFG Paper Workshop
Megan Carney (Anthropology, UCSB)
Stefanie Stauffer (Sociology, UCSB)
Monday, February 8 / 2:00 PM
Megan Carney’s “Food Sovereignty Movements: Implications for Gender Inequality, Citizenship and the Human Right to Food” examines repercussions of food insecurity in the United States, in particular, the experience of households in Santa Barbara County amidst a climate of politically charged food movements that challenge gender inequality within the global-industrial food system. Stefanie Stauffer will present “Towards a Gated Community of Food or a Rustbelt Revival?: A Story of Decay, Renewal, Hope, and Urban Farming in Southeast Michigan.” This project investigates the present crisis of food access and equity while also documenting the unique and innovative strategies individuals, communities, and organizations are adopting to counteract the local impact of the crisis in Michigan and elsewhere.
Sponsored by the IHC’s Food Studies RFG, the Dept. of Sociology, the Dept. of Anthropology, and the Dept. of History.