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University hosts conference on gender and foodways

January 31, 2012 • Categories: Students and Alumni

Food and gender everywhere, but never a bite to link … or is there?

The conference, "Food Networks: Gender and Foodways," hosted by the Notre Dame gender studies program, explored the link between food and gender this past weekend.

Pamela Wojcik, director of the Gender Studies Program, said the conference allowed for a dialogue that focused on a popular topic. 

"I started thinking about food just because it is clearly a dominant topic in the culture," she said. "We're talking about food at levels and ways across the board … Newt Gingrich is [attacking] Obama as the food stamp president … Michelle Obama is launching anti-obesity campaigns [and] everyone is excessively watching the Food Network. There is just so much stuff right now."