Farah Ternikar PortraitFarha Ternikar to Present: Beyond authentic curry and halal kebobs: Pakistani immigrants, intersectionality and culinary consumption

On Wednesday, April 25, the South Asia Center is pleased to host associate professor, Farha Ternikar. Professor Ternikar will be presenting: 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.

This event will take place at 520 White Hall (Falk College) from 5-7pm. We hope to see you there!