2021 WCD Conference

Conference Theme

The driving theme of the 2021 conference, CRITICAL DIETETICS IN ACTION, seeks to highlight examples and practices embodying daily acts of resistance, deep collaboration with diverse communities, redressing power dynamics, and putting into action the commitment of Critical Dietetics to advancing liberation through different form of advocacy and activism. To facilitate action for justice-enhancing change, the conference will create opportunities for attendees to build connections, explore, translate, and integrate critical dietetics into practice.


Dr. Anthony Ryan Hatch, Ph.D., is a sociologist and Associate Professor and Chair of the Science in Society Program at Wesleyan University where is he is also affiliated faculty in the Department of African American Studies, the College of the Environment, and the Department of Sociology.

He is the author of Silent Cells: The Secret Drugging of Captive America (Minnesota, 2019) and Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America (Minnesota, 2016). He recently appeared in the PBS documentary Blood Sugar Rising and lectures widely on health systems, medical technology, and social inequalities.

Dr. Hatch received the 2022 Robin W. Williams Distinguished Lectureship Award from the Eastern Sociological Society.

Conference Program

Should you have any questions, please email the conference hosts

Conference Hosts

Jane Lack and Jacinta Sherlock