Alum to Deliver Distinguished Lecture in Anthropology of Europe
Carole Counihan '76 MA, '81 PhD (anthropology), professor of anthropology at Millersville University, will be on campus on April 23 to present the Distinguished Lecture in the Anthropology of Europe. She is the author of several books: Around the Tuscan Table (2004), The Anthropology of Food and the Body (1999), and Life is Like a Tortilla (2009).
Counihan edited several major collected volumes, including Food and Culture: A Reader (2000/2007), Food and Gender (1998), and Food in the USA (2002). She is editor-in-chief of the scholarly, interdisciplinary, international journal, Food and Foodways.
Active in anthropology, gender, and food studies for over two decades and has conducted ethnographic research in Sardinia and Florence, as well as in the United States, Counihan launched her distinguished career of scholarship on Italy as a graduate student in the Anthropology Department's European Field Studies program, which celebrated its 40th anniversary this month. Read more about Carole Counihan.
The lecture has been generously co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst Department of Nutrition, Program in Sustainable Farming and Food, Department of Food Science, Program in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Department of Italian Studies, Office of Faculty Development, and College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; the Amherst College Department of Anthropology and Program in European Studies, the Smith College Italian Department; the Five Colleges, Inc.; and the Massachusetts Society of Professors.
For further information about the Distinguished Lecture and the Department of Anthropology's European Field Studies Program, please contact the director, Krista Harper.
April 21, 2010