Georgia On My Mind: From Smuggled Spices to Internally Displaced Persons

September 23rd, 2019 · 48 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, hosts Tracy and Cullan sit down with geographer, anthropologist, food studies expert, Dr. Elizabeth Cullen Dunn. Dr. Dunn delves into her fascinating experiences studying abroad in Martial Law-ed China, working in a Communist-era baby food factory in Poland, and living and working in camps for victims of forced migration in the Republic of Georgia. Her recent work and activism centers on food workers, refugees, and asylum seekers in the United States and Europe.

ABOUT THE GUEST: Dr. Dunn is a professor in Indiana University Bloomington’s Department of Geology. Her work regularly merges food studies with politics, focusing on the restructuring and privatization of food labor in Poland, fruit and vegetable processing and smuggling in the Republic of Georgia, and investigations into the red tape encompassing UN Food and Agriculture Organization and European Union food regulations. Her latest book, No Path Home: Humanitarian Camps and the Grief of Displacement, explores how internally displaced persons exist in humanitarian camps in after the 2008 Russo-Georgian War.

RECORDING NOTE: Episode recorded September 20th, 2019 at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Editor/Associate Producer: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate
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