Here's the announcement for a lexture at Hobart and William Smith tomorrow.
Please join the Fisher Center in welcoming our last speaker of the spring semester this Wednesday, April 11th @ 7:30pm in the Geneva Room on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges campus. Julie Guthman continues this year's discussion about the Politics of Food.
Bio: Julie Guthman is an Associate Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz where sheteaches courses primarily in global political economy and the politics of food and agriculture. Since receiving her PhD in 2000 in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, she has published extensively on contemporary efforts to transform the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed, with a particular focus on voluntary food labels, community food security, farm-to-school programs, and the race and class politics of “alternative food.” Her first book, Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California, (University of California, 2004), won the Frederick H. Buttel Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement from the Rural Sociological Society and the Donald Q. Innis Award from the Rural GeographySpecialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Her new book, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism (University of California, 2011) challenges many of the taken-for-granted assumptions about the so-called obesity epidemic, including that it can be addressed by exposing people to the "right" food. Weighing In recently won the James E. Blaut Award for Innovative Publication from the Cultural and Political Ecology specialty group of the Association of American Geographers.