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The Latin American Dialogues Speaker Series Presents

High-End Coffee, Maya Farmers, and the Creation of Value

Dr. Edward Fischer, Vanderbilt University

Wednesday, October 14, 5:30 pm

Zoom — Meeting ID 95571104174 / Password 371008


Edward (Ted) Fischer is the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University. He is also the founder of Maní+, a social enterprise in Guatemala that develops and produces locally sourced foods to fight malnutrition. His research focuses on values, wellbeing, and the cultural contexts of health and economic development. He has authored or edited a number of books, including most recently The Good Life. He is currently completing a book titled Coffee and Values: Third Wave Tastes, Maya Farmers, and Determinations of Worth.

Dr. Fischer will discuss his ethnographic research about how changing coffee trends and tastes in the US have affected the lives of indigenous coffee farmers in Guatemala

Please direct questions to:  Dr. Edward Brudney (edward-brudney@utc.edu) or Dr. Emma McDonell (emma-mcdonell@utc.edu)

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