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Women and Food

Women and FoodThis September,  Kelly Oliver, W. Alton Jones Chair of Philosophy, is collaborating with faculty from the University of Alberta to hold a stimulating workshop to discuss how women’s close relationship with food practices are implicated in contemporary issues relating to power, popular culture, livelihood and even climate change.  Made possible in part by a Vanderbilt International Office Grant last year, “Women and Food” will feature Vanderbilt faculty and doctoral students spanning the departments of Anthropology, Philosophy and Religious Studies along with over twenty other participants from Athabasca, Mount Royal, Grant MacEwan and Alberta Universities.  The three-day event will include panel presentations and discussions investigating topics such as food memories, food taboos, and the gendering of vegetarianism and meat consumption in a variety of media. 

 Hosted in Banff, the workshop builds off extensive faculty and student research and coursework from both Universities pertaining to women and food.  The international and interdisciplinary nature of the workshop will serve as a platform to expose new areas of research and discussion, something Prof. Oliver hopes will lead to additional publications and presentations following the conclusion of the event. 

 


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