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2024 Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium to focus on global foodways

Table with dishes of food on it framing the title "Global Foodways: The Intersections of Food, Politics, and Cultural Identity"

This year’s Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium will feature the theme “Global Foodways: The Intersections of Food Politics and Cultural Identity,” on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in the 4th Floor Program Room in the Andrew White Student Center on Loyola’s Evergreen campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The colloquium's schedule is as follows:

  • 1 p.m.: Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Ph.D., professor of Spanish, Latin American studies, and film and media studies at Washington University in St. Louis, will speak on “Cultural Density beyond Authenticity: Reflections on the Idea of the Taco”
  • 2 p.m.: Jennifer Lin Lemesurier, Ph.D., assistant professor of writing and rhetoric at Colgate University, will speak on “Gut Feelings: The Racial Rhetoric of Asian Food in America”
  • 4 p.m.: Priya Wadhera, Ph.D., professor of French at Adelphi University, will speak on “Hunger: A User's Manual for Post-War France”

Find more information on the Hanna Geldrich-Leffman Colloquium page.

About the Annual Colloquium

The Colloquium on Language, Literature, and Society was created in 1986 as a way of demonstrating in an on-going and dynamic basis the vitality and diversity of the cultures represented by the department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola. In 2007, the colloquium was renamed to honor Hanna Geldrich-Leffman, long-time chair of the department and, along with Ursula Beitter, one of the co-founders of the colloquium. Conceived as an interdisciplinary event, the colloquium explores ways in which different cultures express certain ideas in various genres and media, such as the novel or film. The aim is to foster discussion and debate on the topics selected by bringing a variety of varying perspectives to bear on each issue.