Undergraduate Student and Faculty Present Margaret Chase Smith Research in Alaska

Undergraduate student Makenzie Baber (3rd Year Business Management and Honors College) along with three faculty members, Amy Blackstone (Professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the Department of Sociology), Rachel Snell (Lecturer in the Honors College), and Amber Tierney (Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology) presented their research from the Margaret Chase Smith Recipe Collaborative at the Association for the Study of Food & Society in Ancorage, Alaska this week.

Their panel, From Margaret Chase Smith to Michelle Obama: Food in the Public Sphere fit nicely into the conference theme, Finding Home in the “Wilderness”: Explorations in Belonging in Circumpolar Food Systems. Their paper titles were:

Makenzie Baber
  • Makenzie Baber, “Looking up Policy: The Role of Food in Politics.”
  • Amy Blackstone, “Margaret Chase Smith’s Recipe Collection: The Domestic Life of a Public Servant.”
  • Rachel Snell, “Defining Women’s Place: Recipes, Community Cookbooks, and Women’s Political Participation in the Twentieth Century.”
  • Amber Tierney, “The Domestically Political: How Women in Politics Have Used the Domestic Sphere as a Mode of Resistance.”

The acceptance of their research papers at the leading food studies conference highlights the rich collaboration possible between students and faculty members through programs such as the Margaret Chase Smith Recipe Collaborative.