2024 Samuel D. Ehrenpreis Memorial Lecture

The Department of History presents the
2024 Samuel D. Ehrenpreis Memorial Lecture 

Dr. Lori A. Flores
Associate Professor of History, Stony Brook University (SUNY)

Latinx Labor, Hunger, and Strategies in Worlds of Food, 1940 to the Present

Thursday, April 4, 2-3:30 pm RBSC, Room 211

From agricultural fields to processing factories to restaurants to street vending, Latinx people have historically and currently powered the US food industry in ways that often go unacknowledged. In the process, they have also changed the culinary landscape of the country through their entrepreneurship and creativity.


Lori Flores (@lori_flori) / XLori A. Flores is Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University (SUNY), where she teaches courses in Latinx, U.S., labor, immigration, and borderlands history. She is the author of Grounds for Dreaming: Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale University Press, 2016) and a forthcoming book tentatively titled Awaiting Their Feast: Latinx Food Workers and Activism from World War II to COVID-19 (UNC Press, 2024).


The talk will be followed by a Q&A and a reception.


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