Dr. A. Breeze Harper has a PhD in Critical Food Geographies. The creator of The Sistah Vegan Project and the editor of the ground-breaking anthology, Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak On Food, Identity, Health, and Society, she is a sought-after speaker, writer, and consultant with Critical Diversity Solutions (www.criticaldiversitysolutions.com).
Dr. Harper’s work focuses on how systems of oppression, namely racism and normative whiteness, operate within the USA. She uses food and ethical consumption cultures, within North America, to explore these systems.
Her favorite tools of analysis are critical whiteness and decolonial world systems theories, Black feminisms, critical race feminism, critical animal studies, and critical food studies. In addition, she grapples with these often difficult topics of power, privilege, and liberation and approaches her work from a vegan and engaged Buddhist perspective.
Her most recently published book is Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014). Scars interrogates how systems of oppression and power impact the life of protagonist 18 year old Savannah Sales, the only Black teenager living in an all white and working class rural New England town. In 2018, her latest book project will be published, titled Black Mama Scholar: On Black Feminism, Food Ethics, And Toddler Tantrums .
Dr. Harper has been invited to deliver keynote addresses and lectures at universities and conferences throughout North America. Her talks explore how and why people have unique relationships to food and wellness and how these relationships are impacted by race, socio-economic class, gender, sexuality and physical abilities.
If you are interested in having A. Breeze Harper speak at your college, conference or organization please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about her on her author and publications page here.