Carnegie Mellon University

Sawyer Seminar

Bread and Water: Access, Belonging, and Environmental Justice in the City


2019-20 Humanities Center Public Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by CMU’s Humanities Center and Department of History; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

FALL 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:30pm
Anna Clark, author of The Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy
Danforth Conference Room, 2​nd​ Floor, Cohon University Center
Additional Co-Sponsors: University Lecture Series and the Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:30pm
Farhana Sultana, "The Human Right to Water"
Danforth Conference Room, 2​nd​ Floor, Cohon University Center
Additional Co-Sponsor: the Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Raul Pacheco-Vega, "Bottled Water in Mexico: From the Privatization of Urban Water Supplies to the Commodification of Water Resources"
Danforth Conference Room, 2​nd​ Floor, Cohon University Center
Additional Co-Sponsor: the Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering

SPRING 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Waverly Duck, "A Community Study of a Food Oasis in the East End of Pittsburgh"

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Heather O’Leary, "Roti Paani Kha Lena: Politics of ‘Taking’ Bread and Water in Urban India"

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Stephanie Boddie, "Food and Everyday Life in Pittsburgh"

Mellon Sawyer Seminar

For more information about the seminar, please contact Abigail Owen or John Soluri.
Co-Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminars and the Department of History

FALL 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Anna Clark, author of ​Poisoned City: Flint's Water and the American Urban Tragedy

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Farhana Sultana, "The Human Right to Water"

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Jessica Barnes, "The Social Worlds of Bread in Cairo"

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Raul Pacheco-Vega, "Bottled Water in Mexico: From the Privatization of Urban Water Supplies to the Commodification of Water Resources"

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Peter Soppelsa, "Inventing 'Water Shortage': Infrastructure and Affect in Paris’s Water Supply, 1880s–1910s"

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tomonori Sugimoto, "Taipei’s Indigenous Food Boom

SPRING 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Simi Kang, Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellow

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Waverly Duck, "A Community Study of a Food Oasis in the East End of Pittsburgh"

Thursday, February 6, 2020
Leda Cooks, "Food Waste Recovery and Degrowth"

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Sarah Smiley, "Inequitable and Unjust Water Access in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Explaining Improvements and Continuing Challenges"

Thursday, March 5, 2020
Heather O’Leary, "​Roti Paani Kha Lena​: Politics of ‘taking’ bread and water in Urban India."

Thursday, March 19, 2020
Stephanie Boddie and Hanna Garth, "Food and Everyday Life in Pittsburgh and Cuba"