Laura McClusky, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, presented her sabbatical research at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in Cincinnati on March 30. Her paper Realizing ‘Social Justice’: Creating an Alternative Food System in Western and Central, NY and Haudenosaunee Territory was co-authored with Michael Niman (Buffalo State college – Communication Department). The abstract reads:
From access to tangible resources (land, water, funds, etc.) to owning and sometimes questioning the concept of “social justice,” our participants discuss their passion, their setbacks, and their privilege in doing the work of creating a just and sustainable food system. This paper is a brief overview of an on-going project using open-ended interviews and photographic methods.