#SFAGrad: The Global South

The Southern Foodways Alliance, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi, will host our fourth annual Graduate Student Conference at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, September 19-20. Attendance is free and open to the public.

The following graduate students will present on our “Global South” panel.

The Global South

Tuesday, September 20

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Emily Clausen

“Napoleon’ s Reign over Louisiana Kitchens”

Emily Clausen is a culinary and mass communications student at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. Her interest in international influences on Cajun and Creole Cuisine led her to study Napoleon Bonaparte’s effects on the modern Louisiana kitchen.


“Latinx Mobile Food Vendors in New Orleans: Exploring Notions of Resistance, Vulnerability and Integration”

Sarah Fouts is a fifth year PhD candidate and instructor in Latin American Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. Sarah’s research is based in ethnographic methods using Latinx foodways—tamale vendors, taco truck workers, restaurant owners—as a lens to study the integration of Latino/a immigration in post-Katrina New Orleans.


“Food as Oral History: Reflections from Tabeta”

Josh Labove is a postdoctoral scholar in Sociology at Ryerson University where he manages several oral history research projects on migration and mobility. He did his PhD in Law & Geography at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), an MA in Globalization Studies from Dartmouth College, and a BA with Honours in Political Science and Religious Studies from the University of Chicago

*Cover image by Delilah Snell