Louisiana and Vietnam Shrimping Industry Focus of Public Talk on April 22

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 Studies Program.

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/.

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2014