Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food
Time: Friday, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
E. Melanie DuPuis, Pace University, Chair of Environmental Studies and Science
Mathilde Cohen, Associate Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Diana Mincyte, Assistant Professor of Sociology, New York City College of Technology
Hannah Ryan, History of Art and Visual Studies, Cornell University
Key Words: Milk, global commodity, human/animal relations
This panel brings together several of the world’s leading scholars on milk to ask: ‘what is milk, who is it for, and what work does it do?’ and to discuss the upcoming publication of Making Milk: The Past, Present and Future of Our Primary Food. The book aims to be the definitive publication that gathers together the world’s leading scholars on the topic of milk—a global commodity of growing interest to academics, regulators and consumers around the world. Mathilde Cohen will present the book’s unique perspective as the first sustained effort to bridge the gap between scholarship and advocacy on animal milk and on human milk. One of the book’s contributors, Hannah Ryan, will discuss her research on breast milk as a transatlantic commodity. Diana Mincyte and E. Melanie Dupuis, two renowned scholars of milk, will then comment on the book’s contribution to the thinking about milk.