The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Southern Foodways Alliance, two University of Mississippi institutes, announce a graduate student symposium, focused on the theme of Women, Work, and Food.  The conference will take place September 12th – 13th, 2013, on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, Mississippi.

We welcome innovative proposals from graduate students that interrogate the conference’s theme through lenses such as economics, health and nutrition, history, labor, race, sexuality, ethnicity, the marketplace, identity construction, representations of the body in popular culture, and notions of space and place in both transnational and regional contexts.