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Spelman College Food Studies Scholars

Food Studies Scholars

Food Studies at Spelman College is a Global Movement
Spelman College's Food Studies Program, the first interdisciplinary food studies program at an Historically Black College and University, engages students in an innovative exploration of food interdisciplinarity and centers its connectivity to the African Diaspora, intersectionality, and food science. It is our hope that our food scholars will find the needed community, scholarship, and professional opportunities through the program to approach some of these pressing global and local food challenges.




  • The goal of the program is to empower Black and Brown women to pursue and transform current food system challenges
  • Food Studies Scholars are a two-year cohort of highly competitive students (all classifications) with keen interests in food systems-related careers

  • The 2021-2022 Food Studies Scholars are the inaugural cohort of scholars and largely funded by one of our corporate partners, Kellogg

  • Food Studies Scholars receive funding, mentorship, garden immersion, and research and professional development support

  • Scholars also participate in monthly meetings with leaders, bonding activities/trips, and speaker sessions. All scholars are declared Food Studies minors

Meet Our Scholars

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