If you’ve ever wondered what exactly a professor of food philosophy thinks about every day, make a date for Wednesday, January 15's homecoming lecture by King’s College grad Megan Dean, now a food-philosophy prof at New York state's Hamilton College.
While we all know that eating should be about more than shovelling calories down your gullet, Dean goes beyond discussions of healthy vs. unhealthy (ever hear of healthism?). Her work is premised on the idea that eating can be about a lot more: resisting patriarchy, embracing freedom and in general shaping who we perceive ourselves to be. The flip side is that it also shapes who others perceive us to be, making labels like “unhealthy eater” all the more damaging.
So if you’re interested in some heady talk about matters of the gut, get down to King’s for 7 pm January 15