Examining systems of power in agriculture and food geographies

Type: Virtual Panel
Theme: Black Geographies Specialty Group Curated Track
Sponsor Groups: Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group, Black Geographies Specialty Group
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Day: 4/8/2021
Start / End Time: 1:30 PM / 2:45 PM (PDT)
Room: Virtual 10
Organizers: Colleen Hammelman, Laura Williams
Chairs: Colleen Hammelman


Global food systems today are characterized by inequity prorogated by systems of settler-colonialism, white supremacy and patriarchy. This plenary session for the Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group will consider the ways in which food is embedded in and resists these systems of power. Leading scholars in Black diaspora, Latinx, and Indigenous geographies will share their journeys of studying geographies of food and agriculture through storytelling and autoethnography. Through discussing their current and forthcoming work, the speakers will address themes such as methodology, trauma, resilience, botanical knowledge in African-American & Afro-Latinx food geographies, conservation narratives and their relation to food and lives, farmworker migrant resistance in plantation contexts, and the broader implications of plantation work to the Latin American agrarian question. Bringing in the current sociopolitical moment, the scholars will also reflect on how their thoughts, work, and methodologies have evolved over time and what the current moment is calling for in terms of how work can and should be done differently.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Panelist Ashante Reese University of Texas at Austin 15 1:30 PM
Panelist Esteli Jimenez Soto University of California Santa Cruz 15 1:45 PM
Panelist Naya Jones University of California Santa Cruz 15 2:00 PM

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