The way that we eat is fundamentally tied to the way that we think about gender. Long-held stereotypes about food—from the notion that the kitchen is the domain of women, to the idea that eating red meat is manly—impact the food choices that people make and determine the way that families and organizations divide food-related labor. These assumptions about food and gender also shape the social interactions we engage in at dining tables, in markets, in kitchens, at restaurants, on farms, in factories, and anywhere that food is produced or consumed.

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women is proud to be bringing a group of scholars to UCLA who will bring critical perspectives to the relationship between food and gender. All events are free and open to the public.

Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security from the Margins of a Dumpster

Rachel Vaughn, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Center for the Study of Women and UCLA Department of Gender Studies

October 26, 2016, 12:30 PM

Ackerman Grand Ballroom

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Delicious: A History of Monosodim Glutamate and Umami, the Fifth Taste Sensation

Sarah Tracy, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA Center for the Study of Women and UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics

November 29 2016, 4:00 PM

Royce Hall, Room 314

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Black Milk: Colonial Foodways and Intimate Imperialism

Diana Garvin, PhD

Visiting Scholar; Boston University; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

April 6 2017, 4:00 PM

YRL Conference Room

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