Multimedia Projects

Foodways, Social Identity, and Health

This MMP will examine the impact of African foodways and their connection to social identity and health in the Black community. Food choices have and continue to be a way for Blacks to maintain a sense of social identity, and they can evoke feelings of nostalgia and pride. However, some foodstuffs serve as painful reminders of centuries of oppression either through derogatory stereotypes or in relation to their influence on poor health outcomes.