Food in the Field RIG: Reception for Dr. Julie Guthman

October 14, 2011
3:30 pmto5:00 pm

Leona Tyler Conference Room, Graduate School
125 Chapman Hall

FITF Reception for Dr. Julie Guthman, UC-Santa Cruz

Join us for refreshments and lively conversation with Dr. Julie Guthman, visiting the University of Oregon Geography Department.

On October 13, Dr. Guthman will give a public lecture on her fascinating new book on the obesity epidemic, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism. Dr. Guthman holds a Ph.D. in geography from the University of California, Berkeley and is an associate professor in the Department of Community Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written extensively on contemporary activist efforts to transform the way food is produced, distributed, and consumed. Her book, Agrarian Dreams: the Paradox of Organic Farming in California (University of California, 2004), won the 2007 Frederick H. Buttel Award for Outstanding Scholarly Achievement from the Rural Sociological Society.

Sponsored by the Food in the Field Research Interest Group, UO Center for the Study of Women in Society.

The Department of Geography invites all to a Public Lecture by Dr. Julie Guthman:

Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 2011 at 4:00PM



and, a graduate student brown bag lunch with Dr. Guthman:



Dr. Guthman is associate professor in the Community Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and author of Agrarian Dreams? The Paradox of Organic Farming in California (UC Press, 2004). She will be speaking about her new book, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice and the Limits of Capitalism, and on using a critical political ecology perspective to interrogate the etiology of obesity.

“Weighing In takes on the ‘obesity epidemic,’ challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. The text examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent obesity are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. It focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand why we produce cheap, over-processed food, as well as why we eat it.” –University of California Press

Questions regarding the events can be directed to Lindsay Naylor:

This event is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences; the Oregon Humanities Center; the Environmental Studies Program; the Center for the Study of Women in Society; the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics