Dr. Meredith Abarca
Hudspeth Hall, Rm. 307
Dr. Meredith Abarca received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Davis. Dr. Abarca teaches Chicana/o Literature, Mexican-American Folklore, Major American Authors, Literature of the Americas, and Literary Studies. She also teaches graduate courses that examine the intersection of literature and globalism, cosmopolitanism, and food as cultural and theoretical discourses.
Dr. Abarca is the author of Voices in the Kitchen: Views of Food and the World from Working-Class Mexican and Mexican American Women (Texas A&M Press, 2006). Her work has appeared in Food & Foodways and Food, Culture & Society, as well as in edited collections and encyclopedias. She often gives invited lectures at national and international community and academic settings, such as the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium in Oxford, Mississsippi and to M.A. students in the Food and Communication program housed at the University of Gastronomical Sciences in (Colormo) Parma, Italy.