Visiting Scholar: Dr. Judith Carney

pdf of nourishing traditions posterDr. Judith Carney, professor of geography at UCLA and recipient of three distinguished teaching awards, is this year’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.  She will give a lecture titled “Seeds of Memory: Food Legacies of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade” at 6:00 pm on February 19, 2018 at the Old Salem Visitor’s Center auditorium in downtown Winston-Salem.  This lecture is part of the larger Black History Month Speaker Series:  “Nourishing Traditions: African & African American Medical, Culinary, & Botanical Traditions.”

Dr. Carney is the author of two award-winning books: Black Rice: The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas and In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World. Her research centers on African ecology and development, food security, gender and agrarian change, and African contributions to New World environmental history. Click here for program (pdf):  Nourishing Traditions