Mary Beth Mills presents “Between Commensality and Coloniality: Cooking Schools and Culinary Tourism in Thailand,” part of the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities Food For Thought lecture series.
Mary Beth Mills is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Anthropology at Colby College. She teaches courses on contemporary Asia, gender and sexuality, political ecology, tourism, and food. Her research explores the dynamic effects of globalization in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia with a focus on rural-urban labor migration, gender, and most recently, culinary tourism.
She is the author of an award-winning book, Thai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested Selves (Rutgers University Press) as well as articles appearing in American Ethnologist, Identities, Signs, Critical Asian Studies, Gastronomica, and Food, Culture, and Society, among other journals.