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Lori Flores

Associate Professor of History, SUNY-Stony Brook

Research Initiative:

Flores will work on a book about how Americans gained an appetite, in tandem, for Latin American food and Latin American/Latinx food labor since the mid 20th century. Although Latin American food is much beloved, Latinx food workers—from farmworkers to restaurant workers to street vendors—experience discrimination, xenophobia, criminalization, invisibility, and exploitation. Flores will trace the history and treatment of Latinx workers (both citizen and migrant) in the Northeast region’s food industry, and their sociocultural impact on the region from 1940 to the present.


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