Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.
“My name is Alzina Toups, and I cook for a living.”
Bertha’s Kitchen in Charleston received a 2017 James Beard America’s Classics Award.
SFA remembers the founders, collaborators, and award winners who left us in 2016.
Meet David Shields, winner of the SFA’s 2016 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award.
The 2016 John Egerton Prize, awarded at the 19th Southern Foodways Symposium, goes to documentary filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff, for his documentary film After Sherman.
Cecilia Polanco works with members of her family and UNC undergraduates who volunteer their time for the mission of So Good Pupusas to create a scholarship fund for undocumented students pursuing their undergraduate degrees.
The Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellowship offers tuition assistance and a modest stipend in exchange for work with SFA.
We offer our deepest condolences to Ms. Hayes’s loved ones during this difficult time.