To view abstracts of each talk and biographies of the presenters, please click on the presenter’s name. To watch the recording for a session, please click on the session’s title.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

4:30–6:15 p.m.
The Role of the State and International Institutions

Moderator: Nadia Horning, Political Science
Chair: Timothy Fraser ’16

  • GMO Trade Negotiations as Proxy for Cultural Differences
    Patricia Stapleton, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • “Erst Kommt Das Fressen”: Food Insecurity and Food Sovereignty in Greece
    Harry Konstantinidis, Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Scientification and Social Control: Radiation Contamination in Food and Farms in Japan
    Tomiko Yamaguchi, International Christian University, Japan

7:00–8:30 p.m.
Cultural Adaptation to Scarcity

Moderator: Mez Baker Medard, Environmental Studies
Chair: Anna Chamby ’16

  • The Politics of Adequacy: Food Provisioning, Entitlements, and Everyday Life in Post-Soviet Cuba
    Hanna GarthAnthropology, University of California, Irvine
  • No Roi (already full): Dealing with Food Insecurity in Contemporary Vietnamese Rituals
    Nir Avieli, Sociology and Anthropology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Friday, March 11, 2016

12:30–2:00 p.m.
Socially Constructed Vulnerability and Food Insecurity

Moderator: Julia Berazneva, Economics
Chair: Emma Gee ’16

  • Hunger and Land in Neoliberal Nicaragua: The Collision of Past and Present
    Birgit Schmook, Senior Researcher, Department of Conservation and Biodiversity, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal, Mexico, with Lindsey Carte and Claudia Radel
  • The Causes and Consequences of Njaa (hunger) in the Household: Food Insecurity and Intimate Partner Violence within a Kenyan Informal Settlement
    Adam Gilbertson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Embodied Inequalities: Race, Class, and Food Access in Washington, DC
    Ashanté M. Reese, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Spelman College

2:30–3:45 p.m.
Migration and Changing Foodscapes

Moderator: Joseph Holler, Geography
Chair: Zane Anthony ’16.5

  • Seeds Sent from Home: Migrant farm worker gardens and food security in Vermont
    Jessie Mazar, University of Vermont, with Teresa Mares
  • Insecure Urban Foodscapes
    Colleen Hammelman, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University

4:15–5:30 p.m.
War and Memory of Hunger

Moderator: Sandra Carletti, Italian
Chair: Lee Schlenker ’16

  • “Groveling for Lentils”: Hunger and Memory in Occupied France
    Paula Schwartz, French, Middlebury College
  • Bitter Greens and Sweet Potatoes: Food as Embodied Memory in Rural China 
    Ellen Oxfeld, Sociology and Anthropology, Middlebury College

Saturday, March 12, 2016

9:00–10:15 a.m.
Agroecology Access to Land and Seeds

Moderator: William Amidon, Geology
Chair: Aoife Duna ’16.5

  • The Maya Land Rights Struggle: A Framework for Operationalizing “Foodways with Identity”
    Mark Chatarpal, Anthropology Department and Food Studies Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Food Security, Agro-biodiversity, and the State: The Struggle to Defend Native Corn Systems in Southern Mexico 
    Laurel Bellante, Geography and Development, University of Arizona
  • Subsistence Under the Canopy: Agroecology’s Contributions to Food and Nutrition Security amongst Coffee Communities of Mesoamerica
    Margarita Fernandez, Vermont Caribbean Institute and University of Vermont

10:30–12:00 p.m.
The Politics of Food Security

Moderator: Diego Thompson Bello, Sociology/Anthropology
Chair: Joshua Berlowitz ’16

  • What’s on Your Plate? Is Global Diet Change the Key to Food and Climate Justice?
    David Cleveland, Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Governance and Power in Food (in)Security
    Molly Anderson, Food Studies, Middlebury College

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Student Summarizers: Francesca Conde ’17 and Angelica Segura ’16

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