The SFA Summer Field Trip explored the food culture of Bentonville, Arkansas, a booming and blossoming city shaped by immigrants, corporate interests, and a deep sense of place.
My students and I tested out unessays this semester, an assignment I now highly recommend.
Emily Contois and Zenia Kish welcome chapter proposals on the topic of food and Instagram for an edited collection.
My students translated 1500-word essays into infographics. I share details for instructors interested to try a similar assignment.
I reflect on what my students and I read, wrote, and learned in a course on persuasion in the U.S.
In November 2018, I had the opportunity to present at the Oldways Whole Grains Council Conference in Seattle, Washington.
I chatted with a first year TU student about researching and teaching in media studies and food studies.
Jennifer Jensen Wallach and Michael Wise discuss the new fellowship, food studies at UNT, and what it’s like to live, work, and eat in Denton.
I chatted with fellow dieting scholar Adrienne Rose Bitar on her new book: Diet and the Disease of Civilization.
I blog as an academic for a number of reasons, but this year I had some new reflecting to do.
A roundup of tweets from a writing workshop Jonathan Gold taught at the 2017 ASFS Conference.
Read on for a debrief of the 2018 meeting of ASFS with AFHVS at UW-Madison.
Friends have asked me for this for years, so here goes: a post on how I pack light for summer academic conferences! Note: this is not the post where I defend fashion within professional academic contexts as a feminist issue, though I have lots of thoughts on said topic. I leave for the 2018 AFHVS/ASFS Conference tomorrow (yay!), so here I present my three outfits for attending sessions and four outfits for casual receptions and sightseeing—though there are many more combos to be had here! Beyond these separates, I packed pajamas, a top and bottom for working out, underthings, makeup, and toiletries—all in my fav weekender bag, with space leftover to bring a few new books home! A few tips: I have good luck with A-line or tube-shaped skirts in stretchy fabrics. They pack tiny, don’t wrinkle, mix and match a million ways, and keep your legs out and cool, if your conference is somewhere toasty. Wear a cardigan/sweater and a scarf/wrap on the plane, so you’ve got layers if you need them during the …
I’m pleased to share the restaurant reviews and interviews my Brown students wrote, working to define American food.
Consider these writing productivity tips from food historian Ken Albala, author or editor of 25 books to date.