Director’s Cut: Food and Immigrant Life

“Director’s Cut” is a weekly blog series written by SFA director John T. Edge.  I’m just home from a visit to New York City, where I attended a conference on Food and Immigrant Life: The Role of Food in Forced Migration, Migrant Labor, and Re-creating Home. Hosted by the New School, the conference examined the … Continued

Sustainable South: Susan Pavlin

Susan Pavlin of Global Growers Network. Photo by Global Growers Network. Susan Pavlin is redefining the links between the South and Africa. As the director of Global Growers Network, she connects refugee farmers—often from east African countries—with farm projects in metropolitan Atlanta. Similarities in the climate and vegetation of the American South and east Africa allow … Continued


Photo by Amy Evans Streeter   In advance of our eighth Delta Divertissement, our annual field trip to the Mississippi Delta held just prior to the foodways symposium, we would like to introduce you to one of the subjects from our latest oral history project that documents the Lebanese community in the Mississippi Delta. Mary … Continued


A DISPATCH FROM ASHLEY HALL: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 There is a voice of this story that I don’t think I’ve been able to adequately capture. And that is the voice of the Southeast Asian immigrants that populate the fishing communities of southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama. I wish I had had the opportunity to … Continued