Mary Elizabeth Lasseter

Marybeth Lasseter

Graduation year:



American Studies, Gender Studies

Current occupation:

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!