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Distinguished Lecture: From Garden Warriors to Gastrodiplomacy: Farmers, Chefs and Water Protectors Working toward Food Sovereignty

Elizabeth Hoover

  • Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California-Berkeley

Elizabeth Hoover's work focuses upon Native American food sovereignty and seed rematriation; environmental reproductive justice in Native American communities; the cultural impact of fish advisories on Native communities; and tribal citizen science. She serves on the executive committee of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance and the board of North American Traditional Indigenous Food.

Her first book, The River is In Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community, is an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response to Superfund contamination and environmental health research. Her second book, a project-in-progress, From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds; Indigenizing the Local Food Movement, explores Native American community-based farming and gardening projects and the role of Native chefs in the food movement.

This virtual event is co-sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research’s Environmental Humanities Initiative, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory, Human Sciences Collaboratory, American Indian Studies, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, and School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

All are invited to join us for a series of reading groups in preparation for this event.

Photo Credit: Adam SingsintheTimber

Thursday, November 5, 2020
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.