Racism permeates the academy. We will need more than performative allyship and symbolic statements condemning racism in society if we are to build a more inclusive anthropology.
How did the anthropology of food emerge as a sub-discipline? Where has it been and where is it going? Thinking about those questions, and the fact that “food anthropology” did not exist as a specialization a mere 25 years ago, drove me to want to interview some of the leading figures in the field of food anthropology.
Reflecting the global challenge that lies at the center of this year’s conference theme, “Changing Climates: Struggle, Collaboration, and Justice,” and the transnational ties on which the meeting is based, the panels focus on the dynamics of mobility and reflection—on the sociocultural dynamics driving us into the future and an assessment of the trajectories that have led us to this point.