Willis will discuss how food shapes our identity, social relationships, and even acts as a resource to blur or distinguish people across social categories. He will focus on a particular form of poverty— food insecurity—and how it impacts lives and health through social, or non-nutritional pathways, such as one’s sense of social positioning in an unequal world. In the lecture, Willis also addresses fundamental questions about the character of food itself and its role in shaping social experiences such as trust and belonging.
All lectures are free and open to the public, but individuals are encouraged to RSVP by emailing email@example.com. For more information, contact Ross Owyoung, UA Little Rock Downtown director, at 870-501-2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.