Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast - Book Talk Celebrating Professor Carla Cevasco


From: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 03:00pm

To: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 06:00pm

Book talk celebrating the work of CCA Book Prize Winner Professor Carla Cevasco (RU Department of American Studies)

Book: Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast

Rutgers Academic Building WW
Seminar room 6051 (6th Floor)
15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


Andrew Lipman (Colombia - Barnard)

Jennifer Anderson (SUNY Stonybrook)

Jack Bouchard (RU Department of History)

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Reception to follow. 
For virtual participation, please register here:



Book Details:

Carla Cevasco reveals the disgusting, violent history of hunger in early northeastern North America. Native Americans and European colonists, locked in constant violence, repeatedly faced the pain of hunger and the struggle for resources, which would transform the meanings of hunger across cultures. Cevasco emphasizes the precarity of the colonial project as well as Native strategies of resistance to both hunger and colonial invasion. By foregrounding hunger, she breaks new ground, opening food studies to a study of scarcity rather than plenty.

violent appetites cover image


AB 6051 Seminar Room
15 Seminary Place , AB WW room 6051
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901

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