|When||September 26, 2017, 6:30 PM|
|Where||UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St., Charlotte 28202|
|Speaker(s)||Ashli Quesinberry Stokes|
|Registration Details & Deadlines||Required: Register here.|
|Who is Invited||UNC Charlotte campus community, General Public|
|Parking Details||Information about complimentary parking with be emailed to attendees a few days before the event.|
Southerners love to talk about food, their likes and dislikes, regional preferences and their own delicious stories. Food supplies a common fuel to launch discussion and often crosses lines of race, class, gender and region. In Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South, Ashli Stokes focuses on the role food plays in building identities–accounting for the messages food sends about who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we see others.
Stokes will discuss her book and the story behind the story at Personally Speaking. The author’s presentation will be followed by a reception and a book-signing.
Stokes is an associate professor in communications studies and director of the Center for the Study of the New South at UNC Charlotte. Consuming Identity (University Press of Mississippi) is co-written by Wendy Atkins-Sayre, also an associate professor in communication studies and director of the Speaking Center at the University of Southern Mississippi.