EventsResearching Food Deserts in the Time of COVID

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Researching Food Deserts in the Time of COVID

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


The Timuel D. Black Short-Term Fellowship Lecture will be delivered by Shannon Missick, PhD Candidate, State University of New York at Albany. Shannon is completing research for her dissertation, tentatively titled, The Evolution of a Desert: A History of Food Access in Chicago, 1945-1999. Shannon will be talking about how Covid-19 and the social unrest of last year impacted her research.

This session will be moderated by Elizabeth Todd-Breeland, Associate Professor of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Elizabeth's research and teaching focus on U.S. urban history, African American history, and the history of education. Professor Todd-Breeland was appointed to the Chicago Board of Education by Mayor Lori Lightfoot in 2019. 

This program is co-sponsored by the  Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection and the Vivian G. Harsh Society.
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