Eating while Young and Black

In cities throughout the United States, Black youth are facing gentrification and displacement. From 2012-2016, Eating While Young and Black (EWYB) explored how Black youth navigate food in their gentrifying neighborhoods through participatory filmmaking, interviews, and oral histories. African-American and Afro-Latinx teens shared their stories.

Most academic research and policymaking focuses on what Black youth are eating. Grounded in black geographies and critical food studies, EWYB approaches food critically and socially with attention to the effects of racism on health, racial identities and food, food networks, and Black food knowledge.

Currently, Naya is publishing articles, blogs, and book chapters based on EWYB. Find what’s new below. Join the e-letter for project updates.


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EWYB publications

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[Article] Jones, N. 2018. "It Tastes Like Heaven": Critical and Embodied Food Pedagogies with Black Youth in the Anthropocene. In Policy Futures in Education.

[Book chapter] Jones, N. (Re)Visiting the Corner Store: Black Youth, Gentrification, and Food Sovereignty. In Race in the Marketplace: Crossing Critical Boundaries.