Dr, Scott Alves Barton holds a PhD in Food Studies from NYU and teaches as an assistant adjunct professor at NYU and Queens College. He had a 25-year career as an executive chef and culinary educator and Ebony magazine named him one of the top 25 African American/Diaspora chefs. His research and publications focus on the intersection of secular and sacred cuisine as a marker of identity politics, cultural heritage, political resistance, and self-determination in Northeastern Brazil.
Dr. Scott Alves Barton will be holding a lecture on Feeding the Gods: Sacred Nagô Culinary Culture in Northeastern Brazil on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM at 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall. Refreshments will be available for those that attend.