Geography. Environmental Studies. Food Studies. Southern Studies.
I write and teach about food and agriculture, and the social and environmental movements associated with them. I think about food and agriculture together as a way into conversations about culture and power. Who has the power to access and control land, to share or shift narratives, to adapt to social and environmental change? How do historic systems of oppression and domination manifest in contemporary food and agricultural systems? How (and why) are food systems both a source of socioecological disruption, and also a critical point of intervention?
These are some of the broad questions I explore in my research and teaching.
Passidomo, C. Forthcoming. Gastroimaginaries: Dreams of Food and Place in Peru and the American South. Under contract with the University of Georgia Press.
Passidomo, C. Forthcoming. "Cultural Geographies of Food." In Ashutosh, I. and J. Winders, Eds. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural and Social Geography.
COURSE TITLES AND SAMPLE SYLLABI
Graduate seminar in Southern Studies
Introductory lecture course. Cross listed with Anthropology.
Upper-level undergraduate seminar. Cross-listed between Anthropology and Environmental Studies.
Introductory lecture course for undergraduates in Southern Studies.