Seminar in Critical Development Studies hosted by Cornell Global Development and the Graduate Field of Development Studies
About the speaker:
Dr. Bobby J. Smith II is a sociologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research uses sociohistorical and community-based approaches to analyze historical and contemporary struggles for food justice and food sovereignty in Black communities in the United States. Dr. Smith is currently working on a book manuscript, tentatively titled, Food Power Politics: The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (under contract, University of North Carolina (UNC) Press). He has been awarded fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Date & Time
November 18, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
More information about this event.
- JLaMendola [at] cornell.edu
Bobby J Smith II, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Global Development
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