Announcing a new UNC Press Series:
Black Food Justice
Ashanté Reese and Hanna Garth
The Black Food Justice series publishes new scholarship at the intersection of Black studies and critical food studies. While books may address any aspect of producing, distributing, or consuming food, the series features scholarship that explores how Blackness can be theorized and understood through the study of food and/or how the meaning of food itself is challenged and transformed when analyzed through theoretical frameworks grounded in Black thought and liberation. As ethnographers of everyday life who have been working as both food justice scholars and activists in the U.S. and beyond for over a decade each, the series editors shaped this series with the intention to name, define, and create future visions for Black food justice scholarship that can have material implications for protecting, nourishing, and cherishing Black life.
The series editors are especially interested in original work by emerging scholars (especially first-time authors) and well-established scholars that builds on the strengths of UNC Press in African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, Food Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Southern Studies.
Ashanté Reese is assistant professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the author of Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. and co-editor of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice with Hanna Garth.
Hanna Garth is assistant professor of anthropology at Princeton University. She is the author of Food in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal and co-editor of Black Food Matters: Racial Justice in the Wake of Food Justice with Ashanté Reese.
UNC Press Sponsoring Editor
Please send proposals and queries to:
Lucas Church, Senior Editor