The International Studies Institute (ISI) at UNM holds its 10th lecture series, "Food & Culture around the Globe," Monday, Oct. 29 - Friday, Nov. 2 in Dane Smith Hall (Yale and Roma) on the University of New Mexico main campus.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Paid parking is available at the parking structure at Lomas and Yale.

Distinguished speakers from various disciplines present and discuss their work on food and culture in different regions of the world, including Africa, East Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Topics & Speakers
Monday, Oct. 29, noon (DSH 123)
"Food and Everyday Life in the Postsocialist World," Melissa Caldwell, professor of anthropology and co-director of the Multi-Campus Research Program on Studies of Food and the Body, University of California Santa Cruz.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m. (DSH 125)
"Indian Ocean Cuisine? On the Limits of National Cultures," Krishnendu Ray, associate professor of Food Studies and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, New York University

Wednesday, Oct. 31, noon (DSH 123)
"Cannabis and/as Food: Excavating Food-Medicine-Drug Linkages in the Atlantic World," Chris Duvall, assistant professor of geography, University of New Mexico

Thursday, Nov. 1, 5 p.m. (DSH 229)
"Belize and the Globalization of Food in the 19th Century," Richard Wilk, provost's professor of anthropology and program director for Food Studies, Indiana University

Friday, Nov. 2, noon (DSH 125)
"Food and Nationalism in Japanese Food Comics," Lorie Brau, associate professor of Japanese and program director for Asian Studies, University of New Mexico

For more information, visit ISI.

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