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María Elena García features in a cover story on Peru and its gastronomic revolution // Al Día

August 31, 2022

María Elena García headshot on cover of Al Día magazineMaría Elena García, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Interim Chair at the Jackson School, is the cover story and interviewed in a piece titled “What’s Behind Peru’s Recent ‘Gastronomic Revolution’? in the Philadelphia Latinx magazine Al Día.

The article, published on Aug. 17, analyzes the relationship between political violence in Peru and its gastronomic revolution and García’s latest book “Gastropolitics and the Specter of Race: Stories of Capital, Culture, and Coloniality in Peru” (University of California Press, 2021).

In April 2022, the book was awarded the Flora Tristán Prize for Best Book on Peru, a recognition given annually by the Peru section of the Latin American Studies Association.

García is also faculty at the Comparative History of Ideas department at the University of Washington.