"Toward a Queer Crip Feminist Politics of Food"

Event Date: 

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 5:00pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 6020

Kim Hall


Monday, April 22, 5pm

Kim Hall (Appalachian State University) gives a keynote lecture, Toward a Queer Crip Feminist Politics of Food. In this paper, Hall critiques the ableist and normalizing effects of a food politics of security and risk management and explores the possibility of a queer crip feminist politics of food, an alternative way of thinking about food that resists the discourse of food security and purity in an effort to conceptualize a food politics oriented toward justice, not security. She argues for a queer crip feminist politics of food that both maintains a critical relationship to the industrial food system and resists assumptions about nature, the future, security and risk that inform ultimately unsustainable attitudes about community, gender, race, disability, queerness, and food practices. In short, Hall provides us with a critical analysis of sustainability, analyzing the unsustainable ideologies to which discourses of sustainability are indebted.

 Location: McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020

 Presented by the IHC’s New Sexualities RFG, the Department of Feminist Studies, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment/ Title IX Compliance, the Women’s Center, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Human Rights Board, End Fake Clinics, Womyn’s Commission, Queer Commission, and the Environmental Affairs Board.