Feeding New Orleans: Celebrity Chefs and Reimagining Food Justice
Available now for preorder, released Fall 2023: 

“Well written and engaging throughout, Feeding New Orleans illustrates that you can’t divorce food from larger issues of food access, displacement, labor conditions, and inequality.”—Deborah Harris, Texas State University

Focusing on elite humanitarian interventions in New Orleans’ food systems, Firth’s ethnography studies the emergent philanthropic worlds of chefs: how their charitable institutions are created, practiced and contested, and how their efforts are shaped by race, class and gender. Jeanne contends that philanthropy, as part of private sector engagement more broadly, is playing an increasingly important role in development and should be considered an essential area of study in the geographies of humanitarian aid and assistance.

Feeding New Orleans COVER

BIO: Dr. Jeanne Firth holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She frequently works with Jabari Brown as a co-facilitator of anti-oppression trainings in the VISIONS, Inc. model of diversity and inclusion. She is on the founding staff team of Grow Dat Youth Farm, a youth food justice organization in New Orleans.

Head this way to see recent publications.