Name: Colleen Truskey
Title of Project: American Indian Food Sovereignty Programs: A Critical Biocultural Perspective on American Indian Health, Policy, and Food Security
Advisor: Brad Weiss
Honors Department: Anthropology
My research will help contribute to the conversation on the connections between policy, social standing, and health in historically marginalized American Indian communities, in addition to produce new empirical research on ways these communities can address issues related to securing nutritious and culturally appropriate foods.
Hometown: Roanoke, Virginia
Hobbies: I enjoy collecting antique postcards and photos, hiking the trails around my hometown, and drawing in my spare time.
Fun Fact: When I was in high school Random House purchased a photo I had taken for use on the cover on a young adult novel.
Follow Colleen’s research on the W&M Honors Fellowships blog!