The Politics of Food in Two Indigenous Communities

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
2 pm | Virtual

Join Lifetime Learning and faculty from UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to explore how food plays a significant part in the cultural survival and affirmation of two Indigenous communities. Christian McMillen, professor in the Corcoran Department of History, will moderate the event and share information about UVA’s Indigenous Studies working group.

Sonia Alconini, the David A. Harrison III Professor of American Archaeology, will explore Inka cuisine and identity construction in the Inka empire’s fringes in South America. Kasey Jernigan, assistant professor of anthropology and American studies, will share how shifting patterns of participation in food assistance programs have shaped foodways among Native American women in Oklahoma.