Food Studies’s Updates

2018 Plenary Speaker - Kathleen LeBesco

The Eighth International Conference on Food Studies is pleased to announce Kathleen LeBesco as a 2018 Plenary Speaker.

Kathleen LeBesco, Ph.D., is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. She is author of Revolting Bodies: The Struggle to Redefine Fat Identity, co-author of Culinary Capital, and co-editor of The Bloomsbury Handbook of Food and Popular Culture, Bodies Out of Bounds: Fatness and Transgression, Edible Ideologies: Representing Food and Meaning, and The Drag King Anthology. Her work concerns food and ideology, fat activism, disability and representation, working-class identity, and queer politics.

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