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John Soluri

July 17, 2015

By: Phoebe Ng

“People find bananas such a funny and an odd topic. I was at a wedding recently and a woman showed up with one of those fruit basket hats and it had bananas in it. A friend of mine saw the hat and said, “John, I have to get a picture of you with the woman with the hat so I can send it to my colleagues.” So we actually took the picture! You know, bananas. The topic is a blessing and a curse because it is hard to escape.”

#FacultyFriday: Professor Soluri's book Banana Cultures explores the relationship between production and consumption of food commodities in Latin America and the United States. Read more about him.