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Environmental Humanities Initiative Distinguished Lecture: From Garden Warriors to Gastrodiplomacy: Farmers, Chefs and Water Protectors Working toward Food Sovereignty

Elizabeth Hoover

  • Associate Professor of American Studies, Brown University


Elizabeth Hoover is Associate Professor of American Studies at Brown University where she also serves as the Faculty Chair of Brown’s Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative steering committee.

Her first book, “The River is In Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community,” is an ethnographic exploration of Akwesasne Mohawks’ response to Superfund contamination and environmental health research. Her second book project-in-progress, “From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds; Indigenizing the Local Food Movement,” explores Native American community-based farming and gardening projects and the role of Native chefs in the food movement.

Hoover has published articles about Native American food sovereignty and seed rematriation; environmental reproductive justice in Native American communities; the cultural impact of fish advisories on Native communities; and tribal citizen science.

Outside of academia, Hoover serves on the executive committee of the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA) and the board of North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS).

This event is cosponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research, The Global Futures Lab, American Indian Studies, The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, The Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, The School for the Future of Innovation in Society and The Human Factor Collaboratory.

Elizabeth Hoover photo by Adam SingsintheTimber.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
4:00 p.m.