ICPSS Colloquia Series: Dr. Bobby J. Smith II


AY23/24 Innovative and Critical Perspectives in the Social Sciences colloquia 

1/18/24 – 12-1:15 PT

Dr. Bobby J. Smith II, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Bobby J. Smith II is an interdisciplinary scholar of the African-American agricultural and food experience. Trained as a sociologist, with a background in agricultural economics, Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Smith is the author of the new book Food Power Politics: The Food Story of the Mississippi Civil Rights MovementFood Power Politics illuminates how the food dynamics of the Mississippi civil rights movement provide a pathway for understanding how Black youth today—in Mississippi and beyond—are building food justice movements, grappling with inequalities that attempt to shape their lives.

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