NFDS
3401

Eating Identities: Food, Gender and Race

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Eating Identities
Fall 2024
Taught By: Stefani Bardin
Section: A

CRN: 3967

Credits: 3

This course explores how gender and race are experienced and expressed through food. It starts from the premise that food is at once political and quotidian, and this is what gives it power. Far from a benign activity, preparing and consuming food becomes a forum for the performance, reproduction, negotiation, manipulation, and at times rejection of racial and gendered identities. Readings and discussions address how appetites are marked by gender and race, how cooking has served as a medium of female oppression and empowerment, how soul food evolved as a productive and problematic symbol of blackness, and how identities change through distance and difference. Topics include home-cooking, ethnic restaurants, norms of taste and pleasure, ideal bodily images, migration and diaspora, and the shifting location of women and racial minorities within the food system today. This course counts toward the Ethnicities and Race minor.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:18pm EST 3/1/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/28/2024 - 12/4/2024