This working group is now in its second year. Our methods and approach build directly on the broad international expertise and cultural opportunities available within the University of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Seminars explore the interplay of food, identity and subject formation, environmental effects and global food economics. We integrate practitioners (farmers, importers, vendors, chefs) directly into key seminars in order to see how, in diasporic communities which set markets, restaurants and shops at the centre of their collective lives, the producers, preparers, and purveyors of food become vital agents shaping practices, constructing identities, handling differences, and negotiating convergences.
FACULTY AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS Naisargi Dave, Anthropology Harriet Friedman, UTSC Human Geography Alexandra Guerson, Instructor, New College International Foundations Rick Halpern, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Franca Iacovetta, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Marney Isaac, Geography, Physical & Environmental Sciences, Critical Development Studies Ryan Isakson, UTSC Department of Human Geography Whitney Kemble, Liaison Librarian, UTSC Library Hui Kian Kwee, UTM Historical Studies June Larkin, Women & Gender Studies Vanina Leschziner, Sociology Bertie Mandleblatt, Instructor, History and Caribbean Studies Victoria Owens, Head Librarian, UTSC Florence Pasche Guignard, postdoctoral fellow, Religion Steve Penfold, History Shiho Satasuka, Anthropology Jayeeta Sharma, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies Anna Shternshis, German, Jewish Studies, and Diaspora & Transnational Studies Alison Smith, History Lori Stahlbrand, Food Matters, New One, New College Food Systems Coordinator Sarah Wakefield, Geography & Planning (Other Universities) Ian Mosby, Postdoctoral Fellow, History, University of Guelph Penny Van Esterik, Anthropology, York University
GRADUATE STUDENTS Sarah Cappeliez, Sociology Heléne Caron, French Laurie Drake, Sociology Jennifer Evans, History Joel Fridman, Geography Lauren Kepkiewicz,Geography Charles Levkoe, Geography Sarah Livingston, History and Jewish Studies Aldea Mulhern, Religion Merin Oleschuck, Anthropology Sarah Tracy, History
(Other Universities) Richard Aronson, History, York University Guillaume Dandurand, Anthropology, York University Simona Stano, Food Semiotics, University of Turin Alana Toulin, History, Carleton University