Mary Elizabeth Lasseter
American Studies, Gender Studies
Associate Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. Our mission is to document and celebrate the diverse food cultures of the American South. We set a common table where black and white, rich and poor-all who gather-may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation.
Favorite Gender Studies class/professor/memory from your experience at Notre Dame:
Now I work for an organization that uses food a means of exploring all the same gender/race/class issues that were first introduced to me through Gender Studies at ND.
How your Gender Studies education has impacted your life:
After leaving ND, I went on to do a year of AmeriCorps teaching in Tuskegee, Alabama, and then moved to the University of Mississippi to pursue a Masters Degree in Southern Studies.
Your hopes for the future of Gender Studies at Notre Dame:
More student enrollment, of course!