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Expert on Ethics and Philosophy of Food to Lecture

By Holly Foster
Posted March 31, 2012
Tags Days-Massolo Center

Lisa Heldke, professor of philosophy and Sponberg Chair in Ethics at Gustavus Adolphus College, will present a lecture at Hamilton College on Monday, April 2, at 4:10 p.m., in the Days-Massolo Center. The lecture, “Old McDonald Had a Wife: The Centrality of Marriage and Family in Wendell Berry’s Agrarian Vision,” is co-sponsored by the Diversity and Social Justice Project and the Dean of Faculty, and is free and open to the public.


Heldke is the co-editor of two collections: Cooking, Eating Thinking: Transformative Philosophies of Food; and The Atkins Diet and Philosophy. She is the author of Exotic Appetite: Ruminations of a Food Adventurer, in which she examines the colonialist attitudes prevalent in contemporary approaches to foreign cuisine.


Heldke holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and music from Gustavus Adolphus and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She teaches and researches on such topics as feminist philosophy, the philosophy of food, oppression and resistance, and human liberation.

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