The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Elizabeth Krause, 2015 PEP Fellow, is featured on a special section on “Authenticities” in the Spring 2023 edition of Gastronomica, a peer-review journal of critical food studies

Krause, Anthropology, co-authored the introduction and published a research article in the issue, “Authentic Possibilities: Uncommon Lessons from Slow Figs and Fast Fashion.” Krause, Anthropology, highlights how authenticity is an agent in a cultural process – how it defines, it draws boundaries, it supports identity and how it excludes. “All the authors in this special section tackle big questions in critical food studies, including forms of modern exclusion, definitions of authenticity, and multispecies connections in craft production,” they write in their introduction. “Indeed, exclusion weighs heavily not only on those studying craft production, but also on those engaging in it.” Read more here.

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