The Life of Cheese: Searching for Value in an Artisanal Commodity

Monday, September 16, 2019
Lecture Hall B, Mills Center for Social Sciences, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Heather Paxson, Ph.D., an expert on artisan cheese production in the U.S., will speak at Hendrix College Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of the Mills Center for Social Sciences. Her talk is sponsored by the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Professorship, and is free and open to the public.

After serving as area editor for the James Beard Award-winning Oxford Companion to Cheese, Paxson in 2018 began a five-year term as a co-editor of Cultural Anthropology, the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association. She teaches courses on food, family, craft, ethnographic research, and the meaning of life at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To learn more, contact Dr. Stacey Schwartzkopf, the Charles S. and Lucile Esmon Shively Odyssey Associate Professor of Anthropology, at

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