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Alumna Lesley Wolff Publishes New Edited Volume on Food, Feminisms and Contemporary Art

Published February 4, 2024

Alumna Lesley Wolff (PhD ’18) has published the new volume Nourish and Resist: Food and Feminisms in Contemporary Global Caribbean Art along with  co-editor Dr. Hannah Ryan (St. Olaf College). In this interdisciplinary and comparative volume, published by Yale University Press and available via the Art & Architecture ePortal, scholars and artists engage with foodways through decolonial and intersectional feminist lenses. The critical essays, interviews, original photo essays, and testimonies of this volume address the resonance of feminisms, the global Caribbean, tropical visuality, cookery, and consumption in contemporary art. The volume explores the work of myriad artists and makers such as María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Renluka Maharaj, Annalee Davis, Victoria Ravelo, Rachelle Mozman Solano, and Tania Bruguera. In addition to two chapters co-authored by Wolff, fellow FSU Art History alumna Jennifer Baez (PhD ’21) contributed a chapter that examines the creative practice of artist Joiri Minaya and its intersections with botanical knowledge.

Wolff invites interested readers to reach out ( for access to the digital book or for further information about this project.

This project is an extension of Wolff’s work on the visuality of foodways, which she first pursued in her graduate studies under the guidance of Dr. Michael Carrasco. Wolff’s single-authored book on the topic, entitled Culinary Palettes: Heritage as Food in Postrevolutionary Mexican Art, will be published by the University of Texas Press in Spring 2025. Currently, Wolff is Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Art and Design at the University of Tampa. For more about Wolff’s research: