Central New York Humanities Corridor working group on Health Humanities Fall 2023 Gathering: Food/Justice/Healing

Friday, September 29, 2023 - 9:15am


Please register here so we can plan accordingly.

9:15 doors open, please feel free to come early for informal conversation!


9:45am-10am Welcome from Organizers


10am-11:30am Keynote

Hanna Garth (Princeton) Serving the Other: “Healthy Food” as a Racial Project


11:45-12:45pm Lunch


The Conversation in Our Region

12:45pm-2:00pm Panel I CNY on Food and Wellbeing

Anna Zoodsma (RISE) Economies of Wellbeing: Farming and the Social Determinants of Health Among Refugees in Central NY

Mariaelena Huambachano (Syracuse University) Seeding hope: Rematriating Indigenous Cultures of Well-being

Yamuna Sangarasivam (Nazareth University) Queer Culinary Transmigrations: Nourishing Resistance & Renewal


2:15-3:30pm Panel II CNY on Eating and Medicine

Blaize Gervais (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) Identity, Meaning, and Medicalization: Health and Justice through a Korsgaardian Lens

Hannah Ali (Cornell University) Drug Whispers

Conerly Casey (Rochester Institute of Technology) Cooking Medicines: Spirit-Recommended Sahelian Plants for Stews


Grab a refill on tea or coffee and come and join one of our Conversations

3:35-4:30pm Connection and Continuation (choose one)

Conversation for regional scholars to identify ongoing points of solidary and collective work for our working group; Informal conversation between Keynote speaker, Hanna Garth, and graduate students.


The Central New York Humanities Corridor is a research consortium linking 11 universities and colleges across the region, supported by an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This event is co-sponsored by Cornell University by the Africana Studies and Research Center, American Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Department of Global Development, Public Health Program and Department of Public and Ecosystem Health, and Society for the Humanities and by the Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences.