In a new article in Policy Futures in Education, I explore a critical and embodied approach to food systems education with Black youth. “It Tastes Like Heaven”: Critical and Embodied Pedagogy with Black Youth in the Anthropocene describes a workshop I carried out with youth on an urban farm in Austin, Texas.
With an emphasis on embodied learning, power, and cultural knowledge, I consider how food feels for Black youth – and why shifting the pedagogical paradigm matters in the context of climate change.
The article cites examples of transformative pedagogies from across the United States (and beyond). You’ll also find attention to pleasure, play, and knowledge—all of which remain underconsidered in food research with Black youth. Though deeply place-based, this article is relevant to food pedagogy with historically marginalized youth across national contexts.