Teresa Mares: A Renewed Call for Worker Justice in Food Systems
Gund Institute Podcasts
In this talk, food systems researcher Dr. Teresa Mares explores the idea of social sustainability as she highlights the contributions of farm and food workers in building more sustainable food systems, both locally and nationally.Teresa Mares is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont and Associate Director for the Food Systems Graduate Program. Her research has focused primarily on issues of food access amongst immigrant communities in the United States. She is the author of Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont (UC Press: 2019). She is currently developing a new ethnographic project examining the production and consumption of hemp and hemp-derived projects.In her talk, Dr. Mares revisits the work of feminist food scholars Patricia Allen and Carolyn Sachs, who called our attention to the social dimensions of sustainability. Thirty years later, a three-pillar understanding of sustainability is now the norm, and yet, the rights and needs of food and farmworkers continue to be denied and dismissed.Learn more about the Gund Institute: https://www.uvm.edu/gundExplore Gund events: https://www.uvm.edu/gund/events
We’ve got a roving mic on the loose. In this episode, that mic is in the hands of David Giles, as he roamed the halls of the 2019 joint meeting of the American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society in Tkaronto/Toronto. There, David caught up with two bright minds of migration studies, namely Jason De León and Teresa Mares. What does an anthropological framework bring to the study of borders? How do you do an ethnography of borders? This episode covers some big contemporary questions. Jason is Professor of Anthropology and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA, and Director of the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a long-term study of clandestine border crossing on the Mexico-USA border. Teresa is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont, and has conducted extensive ethnographic research on food access and food security among Latino/a in the United States.Conversations in Anthropology is a podcast about life, the universe, and anthropology produced by David Boarder Giles, Timothy Neale, Cameo Dalley, Mythily Meher and Matt Barlow. This podcast is made in partnership with the American Anthropological Association and supported by the Faculty of Arts & Education at Deakin University. Find us at https://conversationsinanthropology.wordpress.com or on Twitter at @AnthroConvo
ProfTalk! - You eat what you are with Teresa Mares
UVM students Morgan Mettler and Nick Fech sit down with professors to discuss their areas of expertise and lives outside of school. This episode's guest is Teresa Mares from the Anthropology department.
Facing hunger and labor challenges, Latinx farmworkers in Vermont have still found ways to provide for themselves and their families—all while propping up the state’s dairy industry. University of Vermont Associate Professor Teresa Mares explores these stories of resilience in her recent book, Life on the Other Border: Farm Workers and Food Justice in Vermont. … Continue reading Teresa Mares: Life on the Other Border →
#38: On Local, Slow, and Deep Food, with Teresa Mares
Healing Culture Podcast
Teresa Mares is a faculty member in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Vermont. Her teaching and research focus on food systems, and she has written widely on the topics of food justice and food sovereignty, among others. She talks with Eric about different ways of framing access to food, the different values intrinsic in food, drawbacks in how the local and organic food movements frame food access, and the realm of deep food, among other things.
Anthropologist Teresa Mares (University of Vermont) explores household food access among Latino dairy workers in Vermont, the majority of which have recently migrated from Mexico. As a border state with active Immigration and Customs Enforcement, many of the same fears, anxieties, and dangers connected to the southern U.S. border are reproduced in Vermont, with consequences for food security, diet-related health, and the overall wellbeing of migrant workers. Learn more: http://go.uvm.edu/5h4b2