Dr. Tammara Soma is a professor, researcher and teacher at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC, Canada. When she is not teaching, she is busy running the food systems lab, a social innovation research lab tackling complex food issues. As the first hijabi professor at the university, Tammara often finds that her identity can be a point of tension. While she faces a lot of stereotypes as a visibly Muslim woman professor, she is optimistic that food is healing and can bring diverse people together. Originally from Indonesia, she is passionate about the role of food literacy in fostering belonging, identity, and in supporting environmental sustainability.
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