Academic books like Diners, Dudes & Diets take a (very) long time to write. I’ve been researching and writing on the questions that animate this book, figuring out pieces of the story, for almost fifteen years.
Here’s a list of the articles, chapters, and short pieces I wrote along the way, and a couple of pieces I’ve written as the book has launched too. These are here if you’d like to see how these ideas evolved over time; want more to read on these topics of media, food, bodies, and gender; or if you’re teaching on these topics and it doesn’t quite work to assign the entire book.
- “2020’s Covid Thanksgiving Is the Perfect Time to Relax the Holiday Gender Binary,” NBC News, November 26, 2020
- “Diners, Dudes, and Diets,” Nursing Clio, November 17, 2020
- “The Shape He Can’t Forget: The Bittersweet History of Diet Soda for Women,” Jezebel, November 11, 2020.
- “Blogging Food, Performing Gender,” in Cambridge Companion to Food and Literature, edited by J. Michelle Coghlan. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- The Gender Politics of the ‘Sexy Chef’ in Romance Literature,” Nursing Clio, December 19, 2019.
- “Protein in the Macronutrient Imaginary: The Case of ‘Brogurt’ Marketing,” H-Nutrition. September 10, 2019.
- “The Joke in SNL’s Big Boy Appliances and ‘Man Food’ Marketing,” In Media Res. February 13, 2109.
- “Welcome to Flavortown: Guy Fieri’s Populist American Food Culture.”American Studies, The Food Issue 57, no. 3 (2018), 143-160.
- “I Was Trolled – Here’s Why I’m Turning It into a Teaching Opportunity,” Nursing Clio, July 17, 2018.
- “The Spicy Spectacular: Food, Gender, and Celebrity on Hot Ones,” Feminist Media Studies. Commentary and Criticism: Food Media Special Issue. 18, no. 4 (2018), 769-773.
- “Not a Day for Salads: The Football Food Rules of the Super Bowl,” Nursing Clio, February 1, 2018.
- “Real Men & Real Food: The Cultural Politics of Male Weight Loss,” Nursing Clio, August 15, 2017.
- “‘Lose Like a Man:’ Gender and the Constraints of Self-Making in Weight Watchers Online,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 17, no. 1 (2017): 33-43.
- “Emily Contois on Food, Gender & Health in U.S. Pop Culture,” Brown University Research Matters, YouTube, November 5, 2016.
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