5th Annual “Fast Food for Thought”

The 5th annual “Fast Food for Thought” will bring together 10 interdisciplinary faculty members from across campus to give a series of fast-paced talks (5 minutes each) related to food and/or agriculture. Delicious reception to follow.

October 9, 6PM
University of Michigan Dana Building Rm 1040
FREE and open to the public




2018 Speakers:

With introductions from Catherine Badgley (EEB), Lilly Fink Shapiro (SEAS, SFSI), Lesli Hoey (UP), Anikka Van Eyl (SSW, UP), Jacob Allgeier (EEB), Greg Keoleian (SEAS, Engineering), Jennifer Blesh (SEAS), Tom Princen (SEAS), Margot Finn (LSA), MaryCarol Hunter (SEAS), Julia Wolfson (SPH), Jeremy Moghtader (Campus Farm)

  • Karen Alofs, School for Environment and Sustainability
    “Food, Fish, and a Changing Climate”
  • Harriet Friedmann, Sociology, SFSI Visiting Scholar
    “Modernity and the Hamburger”
  • Kris Harrison, Communication Studies
    “Fried Old McDonald’s and Hatman Oatmeal: Young children’s food brand recognition and BMI”
  • Pamela Jagger, School for Environment and Sustainability
    “Is Cooking a Poverty Trap for 3 Billion People?”
  • Mick Kennedy, Architecture
    “Eat With Your Eyes: A Celebration of Design, Making and Sharing Food”
  • Rebekah Modrak, Art & Design
    “The First Egg Out of the Chicken’s Anus”
  • Laura Motta, Archaeology
    “Of Wine, Rice and Ancient Cities”
  • Kendrin Sonneville, School of Public Health, Nutritional Sciences
    “Thinking your Weight is a Problem is THE Problem”
  • Chef Frank Turchan, Michigan Dining
    “Frank the Modern Day Forager”
  • Jessica Kenyatta Walker, American Culture
    Peanuts in the Collards: The Everyday Racialization of Food”

This interdisciplinary event is made possible by our generous sponsors:
School for Environment and Sustainability, Stamps School of Art & Design, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Department of Classical Studies, Taubman College, and Department of Communication Studies.

Check out the videos here!