Center for Study of Ethnicity and Race
Undergraduate and Graduate Seminar
What is food sovereignty? How do you decolonize your diet? This course takes a comparative approach to understanding how and why food is a central component of contemporary sovereignty discourse. More than just a question of eating, Indigenous foodways offer important critiques of, and interventions to, the settler state: food connects environment, community, public health, colonial histories, and economics. Students will theorize these connections by reading key works from across the fields of Critical Indigenous Studies, Food Studies, Philosophy, History, and Anthropology. In doing so, we will question the potentials, and the limits, of enacting, food sovereignty within the settler state, whether dietary decolonization is possible in the so-called age of the Anthropocene, and the limits of working within and against today’s legacies of the colonial food system.
Link to Vergil Note: only courses offered during the two previous semesters have active Vergil links.