Farha Ternikar, Ph.D., of the Department of Anthropology, Criminology and Sociology will deliver a talk titled Foodways and Placemaking Among Muslim South Asian Women in the United States, as part of the PRFDHR Seminar at Yale University on Nov. 28. During her lecture, Ternikar will use transnational and intersectional theory to help partiicapts understand the significance of foodways for Muslim Indian immigrant women. She will argue that as immigration continues to be a debated issue across the United States, but especially in states like Florida, it is possible to use food to understand how Muslim South Asian women navigate community and identity. Challenging hegemonic understandings of Muslim women as often defined by hijab or modesty norms, her analysis, based on ongoing ethnographic research,  will take a closer look at the importance of culinary placemaking. 

You may register to listen to the talk here.

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