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Why My Dude Food Research Matters

I’m thrilled to share a recording of my talk, “Dude Food: Gender and Health in U.S. Popular Culture,” which is based on my dissertation and was presented at the Brown University Graduate School 2016 event “Research Matters!” This event challenged me to distill my dissertation into a crisp 5-minute talk intended for an informed, but interdisciplinary audience. It also made me grapple with the question of why my research matters. A challenge for any scholar, this can feel like a loaded question in food studies—especially for someone like me, studying dude food across media forms…