Dr. Megan Elias will be teaching Special Topics in Gastronomy: Race, Ethnicity and Food during the Fall 2020 semester. This 4-credit course will examine how constructions and experiences of race and ethnicity shape and are shaped by foodways. Both positive and negative definitions of racial and ethnic identities delimit access to and use of different […]
Category: Food Systems
Posts about food policy and food systems – includes events, student work and projects, courses, etc.
In response to the food-system challenges of pandemic and structural violence, Dr. Ellen Messer has been revising MET ML 721, “US Food Policy and Cultural Politics” to integrate themes from our cutting edge conversations. New formats and materials include integration of new readings and Zoom recordings on food-security issues associated with pandemic and racial […]
By Christina Grace Setio Students in our Special Topics in Food Waste class (MET ML 702) recently had the great opportunity to tour and observe the Daily Table store in Dorchester, Boston. Daily Table is a not-for-profit retail store that provides healthy and affordable food while respecting their customers of diverse community. The Dorchester […]
2019 Summer Session 1 Gastronomy Classes (May 21 through June 28) MET ML 641 – Anthropology of Food (Karen Metheny) Mon./Wed. 5:30-9 pm, Summer 1 (May 22-June 26) What can food tell us about human culture and social organization? Food offers us many opportunities to explore the ways in which humans go about their daily […]
You many not think about it as you crunch your way to the bottom of the bag, but potato chip packaging says a lot about social class. In this post, I’ll tell you about how the Boston University Gastronomy Program got community members thinking about chips + class, and then share a how-to guide for […]