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Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security From the Margins of A Dumpster

A talk by Rachel Vaughn, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and the UCLA Department of Gender Studies

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Date: Wednesday, October 26
Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Venue: Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Rachel Vaughn’s research engages the intersections of food politics, food sovereignty, and feminist environmental theory. By way of her oral history research with scavengers, foragers, and dumpster divers of varying food security levels and socio-economic backgrounds, she explores how the space of the dumpster and the act of diving work as alternative forms of cultural knowledge about food. Her work asks how the labels ‘real,’ or by default ‘un-real’, ‘edible’ or ‘inedible’ effect people of varying food (in)securities within the current food systems we consume. Vaughn is the author of a book in progress Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security from the Margins of a Dumpster (under review with University of Nebraska Press).

This talk is part of Dishing: A Lecture Series on Food, Feminism, and the Way We Eat

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Los Angeles, Grand Ballroom Ackerman Union

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