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Psyche Williams-Forson

Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies

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Psyche Williams-Forson is author of “Eating While Black: Food Shaming and Race in America” (winner of the James Beard Media Award for Food Issues and Advocacy, 2023); co-editor of “Taking Food Public: Redefining Food in a Changing World” (2013); and “Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power” (winner of the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Prize, American Folklore Society).

She is known nationally and internationally for her work in building the scholarly subfield of Black food studies, and she has published numerous articles on topics such as Black women, food and power; food and literature; food and sustainability; race, food and design thinking; eating and workplace cultures; as well as the historical legacies of race and gender (mis)representation, with (and without) food. She has also been interviewed on numerous podcasts, in several news articles, and for documentaries, including Al Roker's "Family Style" (NBC Today), Netflix’s "Ugly Delicious" and The Invisible Vegan.

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