Dr. Garry Jost, religious studies faculty, gave presentations on his work in digitizing and analyzing Old Testament manuscripts at conferences in Vienna, Austria and in Hamburg, Germany in July 2014.
Dr. Sean Gillon, food systems & society faculty, presented at two conferences at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands, in January 2014.
Gillon presented a paper titled Flexible for Whom? Political Contestation of Crop Use as Food, Feed and Fuel at a workshop titled Problematizing and Researching 'Flex Crops and Commodities': Reframing Issues, Rethinking Actions. The workshop was organized by the Transnational Institute, and the paper will be published in a future issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies.
He also chaired a session on race, class and gender in food justice and sovereignty movements at a conference titled Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue. Panelists included scholars from Belgium, England, Spain, The Netherlands and Turkey. This conference was organized by ISS-Agrarian, Food & Environmental Studies; Initiatives in Critical Agrarian Studies, Transnational Institute, Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First, Land Deal Politics Initiatives, and the Journal of Peasant Studies.
Sean Gillon is a faculty member in the Department of Food Systems & Society. He has conducted interdisciplinary research on a wide range of food systems topics, managed small farming operations, engaged community food groups working toward social justice, founded and served as director for nonprofit organizations, and worked as a produce buyer.