February 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm
Falk College, 335 White Hall
150 Crouse Dr
Syracuse, NY 13244
Alison Alkon portrait
Dr. Alison Alkon
Please join us on Friday, February 9 at 3:30 p.m. in 335 White Hall for, “Sowing Seeds of Displacement: Food Justice and Gentrification”, a talk by Dr. Alison Alkon.

Alison Hope Alkon is Associate Professor of Sociology at University of the Pacific. Broadly, her research investigates the intersections between race, class, and sustainable food systems. Her work has explored the ways that racial identities are (pre)formed through engagement with sustainable food systems, and critiqued the limits of green capitalist strategies such as the buying and selling of local organic food in creating social justice and environmental sustainability. Alison is the author of Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy (2012), and co-editor of The New Food Activism (2017), and Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability (2011).

This talk is sponsored by the Food Studies program in Falk College and the Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.