Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Lilly Slaughter is pursuing an M.A. in Southern Studies with an interest in food systems. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Louisville, where she spent two years working in a behavioral health psychology research lab. Her interests in how food is grown, accessed, and prepared stem from her previous experiences working on organic farms and for food justice organizations in rural communities.

Areas of Focus: History of agricultural labor, food justice, and migration patterns