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Awards

Each year, the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates men and women whose lifework enriches Southern food culture. Five SFA awards and honors recognize these cultural standard bearers.

2015 Smith Fellow: Steven Alvarez


Steven Alvarez is assistant professor of English at St. John’s University. His teaching and research explore the histories and networks of Mexican and Mexican American food in the United States demonstrating how transnational communities sustain emotional connections and local relationships among individuals building publics across borders.


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The Southern Foodways Alliance drives a more progressive future by leading conversations that challenge existing constructs, shape perspectives, and foster meaningful discussions. We reconsider the past with research, scrutiny, and documentation.

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