February 14, 2022

Being Human as Praxis: A Virtual Conversation with Dr. Christopher Carter


The Center for Animal Law Studies, the Lewis & Clark Law School Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Office of Spiritual Life at Lewis & Clark College are pleased to welcome Dr. Christopher Carter on February 14, 2022, at 12:10pm PST, to speak about his new book The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice.


Dr. Carter is an Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair & Department Diversity Officer, Theology and Religious Studies, at the University of San Diego. His teaching and research focuses on philoshopical and theological ethics, Black and Womanist theological ethics, environmental ethics, and animals and religion. His passion for teaching evolves out of his experience growing up in poor and marginalized communities.

Dr. Carter’s new book argues that while soul food has played a critical role in preserving Black history, community, and culinary genius, soul food is also a response to—and marker of—centuries of food injustice. The book reflects on what soul food should look like today: that is, how people of color can eat in a way that reflects their cultural identities while remaining true to the principles of compassion, love, justice, and solidarity with the marginalized. More information about the book can be found here.