"Food Power Politics": A book review and conversation
7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7
Bobby J. Smith II is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an interdisciplinary scholar of the African American agricultural and food experience and author of “Food Power Politics: The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement.” “Food Power Politics” is the inaugural book of the newly launched Black Food Justice Series at UNC Press. Smith’s research cultivates an intellectual sphere and public space to interpret how Black people build agricultural and food systems, reconfiguring pre-existing conceptualizations of agriculture and food. He has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.