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During this extraordinary time with so many changes taking place in our communities, we want you to know that Advising is Open in the School of Language, Culture, and Society, and we welcome you to reach out. Please schedule an appointment or drop in during our ZOOM open office hours for support with your academic portfolio, concerns, questions about remote learning, resources, or simply to share conversation and community. Stay connected. Let us join you wherever you are.
You can also reach our advisors at this link: https://liberalarts.oregonstate.edu/slcs/advising or call: Karen Mills at 541-737-3847 or Nick Blum at 541-737-4515
You may also contact our School Director, Dr. Susan Bernardin via email.
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Bachelor of Science from James Madison University (2006)
Specializations: Effects of nutritional transition on meal preparation and the lives of women in Ethiopia, social justice, food sovereignty, critical feminist theory, political ecology, sub-altern studies, decolonization, radical kitchens, womxn of color issues, coalition and soildarity building, and radical immigration.
Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology, Oregon State Universty (2011). Thesis - Alternative Agrifood Movements in an Age of Industrialized Agriculture: An Ecuadorian Case Study.
Specializations: Social Movements and Food Democracy via GMO-Free activism in Oregon, political and socio-economic anthropology, the human right to food, food sovereignty, genetically-engineered crops, and rights of nature.
Food Projects: Worked with a subcommittee of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Food Action Team to develop a survey instrument for restaurant owners about barriers to purchasing more local produce; Organized and helped build a community salsa garden for Latinas Unidas; Worked on the Benton County Food Assessment and Hispanic FEAST (Food-Education-Agriculture-Solutions-Together) to ascertain levels of food security and promote local food.
Bachelor or Arts in Anthropology, Saint Mary's College of California (2017). Captstone - Moralizing Fat: Biocitizenship and the Formation of a National Image.
Specializations: Food anthropology, food policy, agriculture, and migration.
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Northern Arizona University (2015). Capstone - The Neo-Colonial Menu: The Colonization of Your Grocery List.
Specializations: Anthropology of food, agricultures and apicultures, multispecies collaboration in landscapes, seed saving, rewilding, nutritional anthropology, food security and sovereignty, diet as meditation, personal dietary narratives.
Food Projects: Established a tasting booth at Corvallis Indoor Winter Market with Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Food Action Team; Sustainable Agriculture Internship with Corvallis Environmental Center; Working on a grant to fund apiculture program at Starker Arts Garden Education; Training as apprentice beekeeper through OSU Extension's Master Beekeeper program.
OSU People: http://people.oregonstate.edu/~fishenic/Public/Home.html
Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University (2016)
Specializations: Health disparities in tribal communities, indigenous foods and decolonizing diets to address health disparities, traditional activities related to physical activity and health.