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International Seminar Series: Chocolate and Vanilla, Dialogues of Race | Events - Illinois State
Title of Presentation: Chocolate and Vanilla: Dialogues of Race Speaker: Katie Sampeck, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology (SOA) at Illinois State University Presentation Overview: Both cacao (from several species and varieties of the tropical Theobroma tree) and vanilla, an orchid with many species across the tropics, were both Mesoamerican cultivars with potent symbolic and social…