Ashanté M. Reese

Authors

Ashanté M. Reese is an Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Reese works at the intersection of critical food studies and Black geographies, examining the ways Black people produce and navigate food-related spaces. Animated by the question, who and what survives, Reese’s work has focused on the everyday strategies Black people employ while navigating inequity. Her first book, Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C., takes up these themes through an ethnographic exploration of antiblackness and food access.

Op-ed: The Pandemic Didn’t ‘End Hunger’—It Exposed Systemic Racism Instead

low angle view of african american man with scarf on face holding placard with racism is a pandemic lettering against blue sky

Op-ed: Overthrowing the Food System’s Plantation Paradigm

Parchman Penal Farm. Male prisoners hoeing in a field in Mississippi. (Public domain photo by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History)