04/17/2014 01:33 PM
BATON ROUGE – On Tuesday, April 22, Brian Marks, assistant professor in the Department
of Geography and Anthropology, will present a public lecture on the shrimping industry
in Louisiana and Vietnam, titled “Shrimpers of the world unite? Industries in competition
and livelihoods in crisis in the Mekong and Mississippi deltas.”
The event, to be held in Howe Russell E137 at 5 p.m., is presented by the LSU International
Marks is a political and economic geographer whose research in the coastal deltas
of the Mekong and Mississippi rivers in Vietnam and the United States concerns the
livelihoods of seafood producers in the context of a globalizing seafood industry
and mounting environmental precarity in both deltas.
A native of southern Terrebonne Parish, Marks has broader interests in the cultural
landscape of South Louisiana and Southern Vietnam, the socio-economic effects of offshore
oil and gas development, the Gulf Coast’s connections in the Atlantic and Pacific
Worlds, and urban political economic regimes in New Orleans from Longite petro-populism
to post-diluvian neoliberalism.
For more information on LSU International Studies, visit http://uiswcmsweb.prod.lsu.edu/hss/isp/.
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014