Dr. Gabriel Valle, Associate Professor, CSU San Marcos
When Mon, March 22, 4pm – 5pm
Where Zoom details will be sent to those who RSVP for each seminar (map)
Description All welcome!
Weekly Natural Sciences Seminar Series.
Monday 4-5 pm. Zoom details will be sent to those who RSVP.
Dr. Gabriel Valle, Associate Professor
CSU San Marcos
Food acts as a dynamic force that sits at the heart of social life with the power to shape people’s lives and social relationships. Any relational approach to growing, consuming, and sharing food can only be understood by exploring the intersection between place and food. This presentation explores the relationship between place and food in the context of an organized garden project in the Santa Clara Valley and how a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual group of gardeners continually work to heal their communities, cultures, environments, and relationships by transforming something as simple as the value of food. The growing, sharing, and consuming of food together produces forms of social life that enable people to envision new ways of being and becoming in post-capitalist futures.
Gabriel R. Valle is an associate professor of Environmental Studies at CSUSM. He received his Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Washington in 2016. His research and scholarship involves community-based, collaborative ethnography with a focus on place and place attachments. Most recently, he has been conducting research on Southern California foodways by exploring the vernacular values of food and food production. He is co-editor of the award-winning book Mexican-Origin Foods, Foodways, and Social Movements, and has been published in Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Environment and Planning E., and Aztlán Journal among others.
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