Cooking as Cultural Security: Change and Continuity in Indigenous Foodways

in Academic Events, Gastronomy, MET News, Shea Cronin
February 12th, 2015

Cooking as Cultural Security: Change and Continuity in Indigenous Foodways

With Dr. Ariela Zycherman

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
1–2 PM
808 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 109

Introduced by Shea Cronin

Ariela Zycherman is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Texas Christian University, and Adjunct Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She graduated from the PhD program in Applied Anthropology at Columbia University in 2013. Her research focuses broadly on cultural constructions related to food practices. More specifically she looks at the role food plays in the formulation of modernity, the production of livelihoods, environmental politics in the Amazon, and contemporary forms of identity in Latin America. She has conducted research in Bolivia, Argentina and Brooklyn, NY. In 2013, her paper “Shocdye as World: localizing modernity among the Tsimané of Lowand Bolivia” won the Alex McIntosh paper award presented by the Association for the Study of Food and Society.