NEWS AND EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2018 I was featured in an interview in Lehigh Unversity's The Brown and White. The article covers a new rooftop restaurant opening up in the South Side of Bethlehem, PA and I discuss how to mitigate the impacts of gentrification in the neighborhood.
JANUARY 2018 Check out this radio story that features some of my work on Central American and Mexican food vendors in New Orleans. Gravy published the story, "Hidden in Plain Sight: Las Pulgas of New Orleans," which was produced by Nina Feldman.
DECEMBER 2017 Here's a review of my dissertation, Tacos, Gumbo, and Work: The Politics of Food and Valorization of Labor, through the Society of Food and Anthropology. Dr. Emma-Jayne Abbots of University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter reviewed the dissertation which features a q&a exchange at the end.
NOVEMBER 2017 My oral history project on food vendors in the Algiers Pulga and the Westbank Pulga was featured on the Southern Foodways Alliance's, "El Sur Latino." Fernando Lopez and I conducted the oral histories which included videos and photographs.
OCTOBER 2017 I am editing a series entitled, "Latinx Foodways in North America: A Blog Series," for the Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN). I wrote the first post, "Recovery Workers, Latinx Foodways, and Small-Business Development in New Orleans."Contact me if you have ideas or comments!
SEPTEMBER 2017 I wrote an article for North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) on hurricane recovery, immigration, and labor. You can find it here.
AUGUST 2017 My article, "The Mafia, La Raza, and the Spanish-Language Press Coverage of the 1891 Lynchings in New Orleans," was published in Journal of Southern History.
Photographs provided by Fernando Lopez.