Red House Dinner Series: 1/22 with Prof. Yuki Kato
Our third Red House Dinner Series event of the 2017-18 year will take place on Monday, January 22, from 5:30 – 7 PM. Our guest will be Professor Yuki Kato, Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology. Professor Kato is an urban sociologist whose research interests intersect the subfields of social stratification, food and health, symbolic interaction, culture, and youth.
She has conducted research on the rise of urban agricultural cultivation and the alternative food movement in post-Katrina New Orleans, with a particular focus on food access disparity, spatial and social landscape of alternative food activism, and contested meanings of local during a major urban transformation. Her forthcoming book, Cultivating the City: Urban Agriculture in Post-Katrina New Orleans, examines when and how urban agriculture emerges in the city, and why gardening and farming have come to symbolize a panacea for a range of urban issues. You can learn more about Professor Kato and her work here.
About the Red House Dinner Series:
The Dinner Series brings together Georgetown faculty and students in informal, intimate conversations around innovative approaches in higher education. Last year’s dinner guests included Dr. Marcia Chatelain, Professor Cal Newport, Professor Marc M. Howard, and many more faculty across campus. Dinners are capped at around 15 students, to allow for exciting conversations that may not happen in the classroom or office hours.