Courtney Thorsson

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1473
  • Office: 244 PLC
  • Office Hours: Fall 2020 - T/Th 12pm-1:30pm via Zoom;!!C5qS4YX3!TKExUFgBxX9qLyRlhwr3UIdyvJqy58tSGIa7KFygA-meeB-oyMN96bHpKcFW_deyOEA$
  • Curriculum Vitae


This chapter argues that Ntozake Shange's formally experimental 1998 cookbook, If I Can Cook / You Know God Can uses foodways—ways of preparing food and routes that foodstuffs travel—to theorize and prescribe practices of diaspora for Black people in the United States.