This presentation presents research conducted on the food and culture of the U.S.-Mexico border. Ways in which we can engage undergraduate and graduate students in food ethnographies, oral histories, and archival research will be discussed. Food studies can contribute to understanding what local populations eat, what they produce locally, the roles food play in building community and a regional identity, and for promoting cultural heritage and tourism through foodways.
Nuñez, Guillermina "Gina", "Engaging Students on Studies of Food and Culture on the U.S.-Mexico Border" (2019). Public Heritage Lecture Series. 3.