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This conference was first conceived by Prof. Cathy May in the Winter Quarter of 2020, but it was delayed due to the COVID-19 crisis. Prof. May—a political theorist with numerous intellectual interests, particularly food politics and homelessness—very suddenly and unexpectedly passed away several months later. May was known for her deep engagement with students, her spirited teaching, and lively intellectual curiosity.
This event was intended to provide students in the Winter Quarter Political Science Honors course a chance to present their work in a conference format, with professors serving as chairs and discussants. It also serves as a model for forging an intellectual connection between students and faculty members now and in the future. The inaugural conference will be a platform for the students in this class to present their work and discuss Prof. May's influence on these projects.