Online Talk: A Seat at the Table – Food in America and American Food in the World

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L. Sasha Gora, Rachel Carson Center (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)


Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 6 p.m.


Online via ClickMeeting


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In cooperation with:

Café Susann


Diese Veranstaltung findet mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Auswärtigen Amts statt.


From McDonald’s in Moscow to Starbucks in Shanghai, American food is simply everywhere. But why and how? And beyond being fast, what exactly is American food? In her online talk, cultural historian L. Sasha Gora will address the connections between food, identity, and politics in the United States. By introducing the history of American food, she will discuss Indigenous influences, immigrants and assimilation, food justice, and who has a seat at the table.


L. Sasha Gora

is a cultural historian and writer with a focus on food history and contemporary art. In 2020 she received a PhD from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Rachel Carson Center on the subject of Indigenous restaurants in Canada. From 2020 to 2021 she was a research fellow at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice, and in October 2021 she returned to the Rachel Carson Center, where she currently works as the editorial director and as a lecturer.