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Dr. Carlo Maley

Carlo C. Maley is the director of the Arizona Cancer and Evolution Center, the first president of the International Society for Evolution, Ecology, and Cancer, and co-founder and director of the Center for Evolution and Cancer at the University of California, San Francisco. He was a member of the advisory board of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). He is currently an associate professor at Arizona State University.

This is Not a Hot Dog

The Arizona Cancer Evolution Center examines the iconic hot dog and considers all of the things that it means to people. After all, food is not just food; it represents myriad ideas that can be unpacked and investigated. Class, memory, health, disease, ritual, and family can all be explored through the hot dog.
Is the hot dog an emblem of Fourth of July picnics? Cancer? Food insecurity? Baseball?
This installation invites you to add your own thoughts and ideas. We want to know: what does a hot dog mean to you?