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Ellen Wu

Ellen Wu

Ellen Wu, Ph.D., is associate professor of history and director of the Asian American Studies program at Indiana University–Bloomington. Her research, teaching, and writing interests focus on race, immigration, and U.S.–Asia/Pacific relations. Since 2015, she has served on the Indiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Indianapolis is her hometown.

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Ethos of New People’s Market Focuses on Food Justice, Mutual Aid

A group of vendors, community organizers, and university professors began meeting last year to plan what would become the People’s Market, “a farmers market model unprecedented in Bloomington and Indiana,” writes IU history professor Ellen Wu. When COVID-19 “upended everything,” the group quickly reoriented to create a drive-thru CSA. Click here to read about the People’s Market.

Bloomington 2019: ‘The Year of the Farmers’ Market Controversy’

Media coverage and discussions about the Bloomington Farmers’ Market have dismissed the voices of Bloomington’s people of color, says historian Ellen Wu. “This is a major omission, considering that African American, Latinx, and Asian American women have made integral interventions into the debate.” For this article, Wu interviewed eight women of color to get their perspectives on the controversy. Click here to read the article.

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