Food and Culture

Food and Culture

Dr. Christine Reiser Robbins

christine-robbins.pngChristine Reiser Robbins is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, where she also serves as Coordinator of the Anthropology Program and Co-Coordinator of the Southwest Borderland & Mexican American Studies Programs. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from Brown University, where she trained in historical archaeology, cultural anthropology, museum studies, and public humanities. Her research and teaching interests are in community studies, place and space, heritage, memory, folk healing, and oral history, with an emphasis in borderlands studies and Indigenous studies. She is co-director of the South Texas Hispanic Farm Labor Communities Heritage Project, which integrates oral history, archaeology, and historic preservation. She also directs a research project on beliefs and practices in Mexican American folk healing among young adults in South Texas. She teaches courses such as Folk Medicine; Food, Thought, and Culture; Cultural Differences in Body Image; and Advanced Archaeology.

Dr. Mark Robbins

mark-robbins.pngMark W. Robbins is a Professor of History at Del Mar College and holds a Ph.D. in History from Brown University. His work on labor history, memory, cultural history, and consumer politics has appeared in journals, including Labor History, The Public Historian, Oral History Review, The Historical Journal of Massachusetts, Michigan History, and The Sound Historian. He is the author of Middle Class Union: Organizing the ‘Consuming Public’ in Post-World War I America (University of Michigan Press, 2017), and co-directs the South Texas Hispanic Farm Labor Communities Heritage Project.

 For more information, contact DMC faculty member Dr. Mark Robbins at or 361-698-1370.

Page last updated September 16, 2021.