Food Ethnography in the Time of Covid-19

In AMST403: Food Ethnography, UMBC American Studies students (safely) went into the “field”  to observe and analyze how food has shaped their Covid-19 experiences. Student projects looked at issues like navigating teenage diets, growing food in home gardens, Americanization of Korean-American diets, grocery store shortages and responses, feeding pets, and food waste. The course was co-taught with New Orleans-based cultural documentarians, Fernando López and Chloe Sigal, and featured a virtual photography workshop. Students crafted independent research questions, documented their field work through photographs, and created narratives using StoryMap to showcase their work.

You can view the project here.
Food Map
Students: Bob Cross, Alex Rodriguez, Huyen Nguyen, Carmen Freeman, Michelle Rim, Tanisha Abegly, Fikir Ejigineh, Sarah Kim, Teresa Michel, Manny Rivera, Jada Tran, Gustavo Sanabria, Cassie Davis