Bryant Simon, History, Temple University

Cheap Food: Why Does it Cost So Much? 

“Politics, Tragedy & Chicken Tenders”
Tuesday, February 19, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

Slow Food Lunch with Bryant Simon
Wednesday, February 20, 12 noon, The Crossing, 1127 University Ave.

“Chickenization & the Making of a Hidden Public Health Crisis”
Wednesday, February 20, 4pm, 6191 Helen C. White

BRYANT SIMON is professor of history at Temple University.  He is the author of A Fabric of Defeat:  The Politics of South Carolina MillhandsBoardwalk of Dreams: Atlantic City and the Fate of Urban AmericaEverything but the Coffee: Learning About America from Starbucks, and most recently, The Hamlet Fire: A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives.  Along with Jane Dailey and Glenda Gilmore, he co-edit the collection, Jumpin Jim Crow: Southern Politics from Civil War to Civil Rights. His research and scholarship have earned awards and honors from the Fulbright Commission, von Humboldt Foundation, the German Historical Institute, Urban History Association, Organization of American Historians, and the Smithsonian Institution.  His work and popular commentary have been featured in the Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christian Science Monitor, Raleigh News and Observer,, and numerous other media outlets.