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Hear, Here: Humanities Up Close

“Agrofuturism and the Legacy of Soul Food” with Jessica Walker
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
12:30-1:30 PM
Institute for the Humanities Osterman Common Room, #1022 202 S. Thayer Map
With the “Hear, Here” series, we aim to facilitate conversations around new research in the humanities. Faculty fellows at the Institute for the Humanities will discuss a part of their current project in a short talk followed by a Q & A session.

This talk explores contemporary investments in Black liberation through agroecology as a form of afrofuturist practice. It considers how movements toward Black food sovereignty integrate cultural narratives of afrofuturism and how these might come to shape understandings of traditional African American foodways.

Jessica Walker is a 2023-24 Hunting Family Faculty Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities and an Assistant Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies and American Culture.

(Image Credit: Curry Hacket, Instagram @curryhacket)
Building: 202 S. Thayer
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: African American, american culture, Food, History
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Institute for the Humanities