The schedule is now out for our exciting conference, "Leavening the Conversation: Food, Feminism, and Fermentation" which will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec from September 29th through October 1st.
You can find out more details and register for the conference here:
Conference Event: Friday, September 29th
1800 - 2000 Osler Archives vernissage: "Gendered Cultures of Beer and Cheese: the regulation of human and microbial bodies on the home and industrial scales."
Conference Event: Saturday, September 30th
0930 - 1000 Welcome
1000 – 1100 Academic Panel: Ecologies of well-being and the politics of fermenting bodies
Stephanie Maroney (UC Davis) on the theoretical possibilities and material practices of a queer crip fermentive politics; Patricia Mangan (Mount Holyoke College) on "Fermentation and Menstruation: A Case Study of China"; and Chelsea Leiper (University of Delaware) on "'Re-wilding' the Body in the Anthropocene and our Ecological Lives’ Work"
1110 – 1210 Keynote: Alissa Overend (MacEwan University)
“Does queer food make queer people”? Soy and the paradoxes of veganism as a queer food strategy
1210 - 1300 Catered Lunch
1300 – 1400 Sourdough Workshop: embodied knowledge and relational affect, by Fold and Rise (Ireland)
1410 – 1520 Academic Panel: Brewing an alternative: disrupting branded, gendered, (re)productive labor
Chloé Poitevin-DesRivières (Carleton University) on “Framing Craft Beer Within Feminist Political Economies”; Grace Weitz (New York University) on graphic gendered packaging in Chicago brews; Laura Tait & Anna Sigrithur on “Homebrewing, Gender, Ideas of Wildness in Fermentation/Feminism”; and Talia Ralph (McGill Law / Harvard Law) on “A Feminist Approach to Food Law”
1530 – 1630 Maker Panel: Gender in the Beer Industry
Jennifer Nadwodny (brewer at Dieu de Ciel St. Jerome); Marisa Sandlin (Harpy Hour podcast about women in alcohol); Deborah Wood (international beer judge and author); and Laura Urtnowski (co-founder of Les Brasseurs du Nord Boreale)
1640- 1740 Keynote Stefanie Fishel (University of Alabama)
"Fermenting the State: intersections of global and identity politics"
1740 – 1930 Reception
Conference Event: Sunday, October 1st
0930- 1000 Welcome
1000- 1110 Maker Panel: coffee, consumption, and colonialism
Eleonore Schreiber (Odessa); Beth Thompkin
1115 – 1215 Keynote: Lauren Fournier (York University)
"Fermenting Feminism: a retrospective of practice-based resistance"
1215 – 1315 Catered Lunch
1315 – 1415 Maker Panel: women in food/fermentation industries
1430 – 1600 Academic Panel: Epistemology of food knowledge: spaces and vessels for contentious knowledge production
Anna Nguyen (Concordia University) on labs as spaces for knowledge production; and more
1610 - Closing