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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, The South Asia Center present:

Farha Ternikar,  Associate Professor, LeMoyne College

Beyond authentic curry and halal kebobs: Pakistani immigrants, intersectionality and culinary consumption

Identity maintenance for Pakistani immigrant women is at least three-fold. Through food, not only are women able to maintain an imagined “authentic” desi,  and often Muslim identity, but also a gendered ideal of desi womanhood in the diaspora.  Based on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews in Chicago, this project applies intersectionality and adds religion as an important framework for understanding culinary consumption in South Asian immigrant communities.

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Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

Co-sponsored by Department of Public Health, Food Studies, and Nutrition, Falk College

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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.