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University of Houston System (Houston, TX 77204-0001)
Todd Romero (Project Director: July 2013 to June 2021)
The History of Food Production and Consumption in the U.S. Gulf Coast Region

A six-semester program designed to enhance teaching, scholarship, and community engagement through the study of food and its role in the Gulf Coast region's history, economy, and cultural life.

The Gulf Coast Food Project: Humanities Research and Curriculum is a six semester program to enhance humanities teaching, scholarship, and community engagement through food studies at the University of Houston. It consists of a faculty reading and curriculum development group designed to enrich food studies teaching and develop new courses; a series of public lectures and faculty workshops to catalyze humanities-based foodways scholarship and teaching; and a public conference on race and ethnicity in foodways. The programming will support participating faculty in creating a new interdisciplinary curriculum in Food Studies, including an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate in Food Studies at UH. A growing area of study, food studies resonates with special meaning for humanities scholars who explore the cultural dimensions of food production and consumption, as food is fundamental to identity, labor, economy, culture, and history.

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Project fields:
History, General

Humanities Initiatives at Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Education Programs

$100,000 (approved)
$99,929 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/1/2014 – 2/28/2019