Kyla Wazana Tompkins - POSTPONED new date TBD

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (ET)
ONPS Virtual
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Hochberg, Rachel A

This event is POSTPONED, a new date later this semester is forthcoming!

Join us on Zoom for a talk in the Kimberly Benston Distinguished Speaker Series by Kyla Wazana Tompkins!

Kyla Wazana Tompkins is a former food writer and restaurant critic. As a scholar of 19th-century U.S. literature with a continuing interest in the relationship between food and culture, she writes about the connections between literature and a wide range of topics: food, eating, sexuality, race, culture, film and dance. She is an Associate Professor of English and Gender and Women's Studies as well as Coordinator of Gender and Women's studies at Pomona College.

Her 2012 book, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century, received the 2012 Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association and tied for the Best Book in Food Studies Award, presented by the Association for the Study of Food and Society.

Zoom info to come.

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