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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 Garth, Anthropology, 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