New Anthropology Lecture Series fourth guest lecturer will feature Ellen Oxfeld

Save the date! On April 16th, the Department of Anthropology is excited to announce the fourth guest lecturer of the new annual Anthropology Lecture Series. The series invites prominent anthropologists from across the world to speak to the community.

This lecture will feature Ellen Oxfeld, Gordon Schuster Professor of Anthropology, Middlebury College. The lecture, “Food as Moral Discourse in Contemporary Rural China” will take place on April 16th in Mather Memorial 201 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Light refreshments will be available.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Professor Oxfeld has researched communities of Chinese immigrants in countries such as India and Canada. Since the mid-1990s, she has returned several times to do fieldwork in a village in Meixian, Guangdong Province, China, where she has investigated moral discourse, changes and continuities in life-cycle rituals, changing gender roles, transformations in property and class relations, and most recently, changes in the local food system. Author of three books, including the recent publication of Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning, and Modernity in Rural China by University of California Press.

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