History of Black Foodways in Illinois with Dr. Scott Alves Barton

A graduate of NYU’s doctoral program in Food Studies, Dr. Scott Alves Barton has over 25+ years' experience as an executive chef, restaurant and product development consultant, and culinary educator. Barton currently teaches at NYU Queens College and Montclair State University and holds appointments as Cultural Anthropologist of African Diaspora Foodways at Notre Dame University and Public Scholar at Lynden Sculpture Garden. Barton's research focuses on Diaspora women’s work and knowledge, intergenerational teaching and learning, cultural heritage, and political resistance in Northeastern Brazil.

Presented by the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois (CHNI) and the NIU Libraries Regional History Center. This event is free and open to the public, but attendees must register at the CHNI’s website to receive the meeting link: https://www.culinaryhistoriansofnorthernillinois.com/. For questions and further information about the virtual presentation, email Culinary.historians.ni@gmail.com. For other questions, please email bwiles@niu.edu or call 815-753-9392.

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Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

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