Donna Gabaccia/Jeffrey Pilcher

donnagabaccia_tonyrinaldoDonna Gabaccia and Jeffrey Pilcher have long shared an interest in the ways that food can studied as a window into the dynamics of immigrants and ethnic cultures.  Both taught at the University of Minnesota, where Donna was also the Executive Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and both are now members of the History faculty at the University of Toronto.  Their materials highlight the histories and transformations of foodways among immigrants and their children, and they will be used in the ESFL’s planned courses which will use food and restaurants to explore immigrant cultures on the East Side.jeffreypilcher