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Departmental Colloquium: Marcie Cohen Ferris, “Edible Moments in Women’s History: The American South”
March 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Marcie Cohen Ferris in an associate professor of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and coordinator of the program in Southern Studies. Her research and teaching interests include the history of the Jewish South, food in American culture, American Jewish women’s history, and the foodways and material culture of the American South. In 2007, she received the University of North Carolina’s Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Education. From 2006-2008, she served as President of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture. Her current work, “The Edible South: Food and History in an American Region,” is a social history of southern foodways—the cultural, social and economic practices that relate to food in the American South. “The Edible South” documents both the mythic and the daily meaning of food in the lives of generations of southerners using rich archival collections on southern history and important publications on southern foodways.
This event is part of the Department of American Studies’ Spring 2014 Colloquia.