2014am_logoI’ll be in San Francisco this weekend at the annual ASA meetings, participating in two events.

The first is a presentation of my research from the Poughkeepsie Plenty community food assessment, in a paper I’ve co-written with SUNY New Paltz colleagues Kathleen Tobin and Eve Waltermaurer:

Regular Session. Consumers and Consumption 1

Sat, August 16, 2:30 to 4:10pm, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Lobby Level, Golden Gate 3, Lobby Level.

Session organizer: Judith Taylor, University of Toronto.

Presider: Norah MacKendrick, State University of New Jersey-Rutgers.

Individual submissions:

Jennifer Parker Talwar, Pennsylvania State University. Between the Multinational Food Industry and Family Households: Mothers as Intermediaries in India’s Neoliberal Consumer Economy.

Kate Cairns and Josee Johnston, University of Toronto. Caring through Food? The Gendered Work of Eating for Change.

Connor John Fitzmaurice, Boston University, and Judith Schor, Boston College. Handmade Matters: (Re)Imagining “Homemade” Food at the Boundaries of Food Swap Circuits.

Leonard Nevarez, Vassar College, Kathleen T. Tobin and Eve Waltermaurer, State University of New York-New Paltz. Healthy Food Acquisition in a Food-Insecure City: An Examination of Socioeconomic and Food-Security Predictors.

I’ll also be the discussant on a session organized by Miriam Greenberg (c0-author of the excellent new book Crisis Cities):

Regular Session. Space and Place

Sun, August 17, 12:30 to 2:10pm, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Sixth Floor, Sutter, Sixth Floor.

Session organizer: Miriam Greenberg, University of California-Santa Cruz.

Individual submissions:

Gordon C.C. Douglas, University of Chicago. Help-Yourself City: Market-Driven Planning and D.I.Y. Responses in Making the “Neoliberal” Streetscape.

Derek S. Hyra, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Black Branding: Reducing or Reinforcing Racial Stereotypes?

Stacy Sydoriak and Peter M. Hall, Colorado State University. Space, Place, and Spatial Inequality: Fracking and Split Estates in Colorado.

Discussant: Leonard Nevarez, Vassar College.