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"Feast and Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System,"

the Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Memorial Lecture by Elizabeth Ransom

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall

Contact:, Josh Moore 363-2831

Please join Beloit College and the Office of International Education as we welcome Elizabeth Ransom, associate sociology professor at the University of Richmond, who will present the annual Ivan M. and Janice S. Stone Memorial Lecture titled "Feast and Famine" Inequalities in the Global Food System."  Ransom's talk will focus on the dramatic changes that have occurred in the agriculture and food system in recent decades with particular emphasis on changes within the global beef trade and its impacts on the people and environments of Southern Africa.

This event is free and open to the campus and community.


Dr. Elizabeth Ransom's research interests are in the areas of international development and globalization, the sociology of agriculture and food, and social studies of science and technology. Her recent research focuses on the linkages between Southern African (South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia) red meat industries and global food systems. She has published several articles focused on the global red meat trade, agricultural biotechnologies, and the patterns and problems surrounding modern food consumption practices. A secondary area of research involves studying structured inequalities in sports. She also teaches courses within these areas of interest including, Feast & Famine: Inequalities in the Global Food System, Social Studies of Science and Technology, and Sport in Society.

This event occurs on:

  • Wednesday, November 20th, 2013