Our section has an exciting lineup of sessions and panels at the upcoming AAA conference in Minneapolis. We have a number of new events and a few changes to annual events. We are thrilled to be co-sponsoring a career development workshop with Karen Kelsky on Thursday. Following this session, there will be a casual networking event where junior scholars can meet and chat with senior scholars.
This year we are holding our business meeting on Friday separate from our reception. We hope this will help us get more business done on Friday and have more time on Saturday to socialize with colleagues and friends.
We’ll see you in Minneapolis.
Thursday, 10:30am ACADEMIC AND POST-ACADEMIC CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR PRE-DOCS: KAREN KELSKY TAKES ON PROFESSIONALIZATION
Are you coming up for promotion? On the job market? This is a great opportunity to get expert advice on how to put your best foot forward. SAFN is co-sponsoring this professional development workshop with the renowned academic consultant Karen Kelsky of the “The Professor is In” fame. Preregistration is required for this highly subsidized event. Seats are still available. Grab them while they last.
Thursday, 12:15pm NETWORKING AND MENTORING IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF AGRICULTURE AND FOOD
Come meet up with your favorite anthropology of food and nutrition scholars. Ask questions about teaching, research, career paths and come to make new connections! This is a casual mentoring event co-sponsored with C&A.
Friday, 12:15 pm SOCIETY FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION (SAFN) BUSINESS MEETING (4-0680)
This is the first year we have decided to hold our business meeting separate from our reception. Bringing your lunch and get involved with your section. We are looking for people to join the executive board and a number of committees. We want to hear your thoughts on where SAFN is going and what we should be doing to engage academics and the public in thinking about the anthropology of food and nutrition.
Saturday, 7:45 pm SOCIETY FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION (SAFN) DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER, AWARDS, AND RECEPTION (5-1170)
Please come by to socialize with fellow SAFN members and to enjoy tasty food and drinks at our reception. There will be a presentation of student awards and our distinguished speaker Lisa Heldke will give a talk entitled “It’s Chomping All the Way Down: Guts, Dirt and Fundamental(ish) Metaphysical Concepts”.
Panels and Sessions
Wednesday, 2:00 pm PROVISIONING COMMUNITIES: MATERNAL, CHILD AND SENIOR FOOD SECURITY (2-0165)
Thursday, 8:00 am GROWING, FEEDING AND COOKING: ANTHROPOLOGIES OF FOOD WORK (3-0070)
Thursday, 4:00 pm FOOD AND NUTRITION POSTERS (3-1305)
Thursday, 4:00 pm TASTE AND THE MEDIATION OF VALUE, AUTHENTICITY, AND POLITICS (3-1215)
Friday, 10:15 am EXPLORING EVIDENCE, ACCIDENTS, AND DISCOVERIES IN CRITICAL FOOD SYSTEMS EDUCATION: PART II (4-0450)
Friday, 1:45 pm THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD AND NUTRITION IN INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXTS (4-0955)
Saturday, 8:00 am AN ANTHRONOMIC APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING AND SOLVING SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM CRISES (5-0135)
Saturday, 4:00 pm WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUNGRY IN THE UNITED STATES: A LOOK AT FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY (5-0995)
Sunday, 8:00 am GLOBAL FOOD AND COMMUNITY IDENTITY (6-0080)
Many thanks to our program chairs Joan Gross and Abigail Adams for their hard work in putting this program together.
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