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Education 

Ph.D. Brown University, 2018
American Studies with Gender and Sexuality Studies Certificate, Advisor: Susan Smulyan

M.A. Brown University, 2015
American Studies

M.L.A. (Award for Excellence in Graduate Study), Boston University, 2013
Gastronomy, Advisor: Warren Belasco, Reader: Carole Counihan

M.P.H. University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Public Health Nutrition

B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), University of Oklahoma, 2007 
Letters with Medical Humanities Minor, Thesis Advisor: Julia Ehrhardt


Appointments

Assistant Professor, Media Studies, The University of Tulsa, 2018—


Publications

Works-In-Progress

Book manuscript, Diners, Dudes, and Diets: Gender and Power in U.S. Food Culture and Media (Under advance contract with University of North Carolina Press)

Edited volume with Zenia Kish, You Are What You Post: Food and Instagram 

Refereed Journal Articles

“Welcome to Flavortown: Guy Fieri’s Populist American Food Culture.” American Studies, The Food Issue 57, no. 3 (2019), 143-160.

“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.

‘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.

“Healthy Food Blogs: Creating New Nutrition Knowledge at the Crossroads of Science, Foodie Lifestyle, and Gender Identities.” Yearbook of Women’s History. Special Issue: Gendered Food Practices from Seed to Waste. 36 (2016), 129-145.

‘He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich:’ Advertising Australia’s National Food in the United States, 1968-1988.” Journal of Historical Research in Marketing. Special issue: Australian Marketing History 8, no. 3 (2016): 343-357.

Guilt-Free and Sinfully Delicious: A Contemporary Theology of Weight Loss Dieting.” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Special Issue: Religion and Fat 4, no. 2 (2015): 112-126.

Not Just for Cooking Anymore: Exploring the Twenty-First Century Trophy Kitchen.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies (2014): 1-8.

Toned Tummies and Bloated Bellies: Activia Yogurt and Gendered Digestion.” CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures 5, no. 1 (2014). (Best Graduate Student Paper Award).

Food and Fashion: Exploring Fat Female Identity in Drop Dead Diva.” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society. Special Issue: Visual Representation 2, no. 2 (2013): 183-196.

Forthcoming Manuscripts

[Chapter] “Blogging Food, Performing Gender.” Cambridge Companion to Food and Literature. J. Michelle Coghlan (Ed). Cambridge University Press, 2020.

[Review] “Michelle Szabo and Shelley Koch (Eds.) Food, Masculinities, and Home: Interdisciplinary Perspectives.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Book Chapters

“‘Lose Like a Man:’ Gender and the Constraints of Self-Making in Weight Watchers Online,” in Feminist Food Studies: Intersectional Perspectives, Barbara Parker, Jennifer Brady, Elaine Power, Susan Belyea (Eds.) Toronto: Women’s Press (2019). [Invited Reprint]

with Anastasia Day, “History of Food and Public Health,” in Food and Public Health, Allison Karpyn (Ed). New York: Oxford University Press (2018).

Review Essays

“Natalie Jovanovski, Digesting Femininities: The Feminist Politics of Contemporary Food Culture.” CuiZine 9, no. 1 (2018).

“Food Culture at the Margins: Two New Books on Eating Disorders.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 17, no. 3 (2017): 104-105.

Book Reviews

“Megan Condis, Gaming Masculinity: Trolls, Fake Geeks & the Gendered Battle for Online Culture.” The Journal of Popular Culture. Published online April 15, 2019. DOI: 10.1111/jpcu.12779

Emily E. LB. Twarog, Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth-Century America. Dósis: medical humanities + social justice. February 21, 2018.

Camille Bégin, Taste of the Nation: The New Deal Search for America’s Food. Global Food History, 4, no. 1 (2018), 105-106. DOI: 10.1080/20549547.2017.1414532

A.R. Ruis, Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United StatesSocial History of Medicine. (2017). https://doi.org/10.1093/shm/hkx107

Katharine Vester, A Taste of Power: Food and American Identities. Food, Culture & Society 19, no. 4 (2016): 727-728. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15528014.2016.1235836

Amy Bentley (editor), A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age. Graduate Journal of Food Studies 2, no. 2 (2015).

Adam Shprintzen, The Vegetarian Crusade: The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921. Food and Foodways 22, no. 4 (2014): 348-350.

Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century. HARTS & Minds: The Journal of Humanities and Arts 2, no. 1 (2014).

Charlotte Biltekoff, Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health. Digest: A Journal of Foodways and Culture 3, no. 1 (2014).

Reference Entries

“Business Lunch,” in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City. Andrew F. Smith (Ed). Oxford University Press. (2015). (500 words)

“Supermarkets,” in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City. Andrew F. Smith (Ed). Oxford University Press. (2015). (1,000 words)

“Weight Watchers,” in Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City. Andrew F. Smith (Ed). Oxford University Press. (2015). (1,000 words)

“New Zealand American,” in Ethnic American Food Today. Lucy Long (Ed.) Lanham, MI: Rowman & Littlefield. (2015). (1,500 words)

“Low-Carbohydrate Diets,” in Food Issues. Ken Albala (Ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (2015). (3,000 words)

“Trophy Kitchens,” in Food Issues. Ken Albala (Ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. (2015). (1,000 words)

“Gender and Dieting,” in Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. P.B. Thompson, D.M. Kaplan, K. Millar, L. Heldke, and R. Bawden (Eds.) New York: Springer. (2014). (4,000 words)

“Feeding Children,” in Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics. P.B. Thompson, D.M. Kaplan, K. Millar, L. Heldke, and R. Bawden (Eds.) New York: Springer. (2014). (4,000 words)

Lesson Plans & Modules

“Food and Gender,” in Bloomsbury Food Library (2018) DOI: 10.5040/9781474208802.0006.

“Food and Media,” in Bloomsbury Food Library (2018) DOI: 10.5040/9781474208802.0007

with Lucia Austria, “Nutrition for Restaurant Managers,” in Hospitality Management Learning Modules. Peter Szende (Ed.)  New York: Pearson Prentice Hall (2014).

with Julie Elder, “Long-term Care Dining Service,” in Hospitality Management Learning Modules. Peter Szende (Ed.) New York: Pearson Prentice Hall (2014).

with Karen Purdy-Reilly and Julie Elder, “Health Care Food Service,” in Hospitality Management Learning Modules, Peter Szende (Ed.) New York: Pearson Prentice Hall. (2013).

Scholarly Online Writing

“Butter and the History of U.S. Dietary Guides Since 1894.” Nursing Clio, October 22, 2019.

“Protein in the Macronutrient Imaginary: The Case of ‘Brogurt’ Marketing.” H-Nutrition. September 10, 2019.

“Training and Transformation: Reflecting on GJFS’s First 5 Years.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies 6, no. 1. June 16, 2019.

“Desire Work, Gender, and Sexuality in South African Ex-Gay Ministries: A Conversation with Melissa Hackman.” Nursing Clio. May 30, 2019.

“At the Crossroads of Comfort TV and Comfort Food.” Nursing Clio. March 5, 2019.

“The Joke in SNL’s Big Boy Appliances and ‘Man Food’ Marketing.” In Media Res. February 13, 2019.

“Photos with Santa Paws: Ruminations on Pets, Precarity, Consumption, and Family.” Nursing Clio. December 18, 2018.

“How the ‘Advisory State’ Shapes American Bodies and Politics: A Conversation with Rachel Louise Moran.” Nursing Clio. December 13, 2018.

“How to Start a Feminist Restaurant: A Chat with Alexandra Ketchum.” Nursing Clio. September 4, 2018.

“Diet Books as Utopian Manifestos: A Conversation with Adrienne Rose Bitar.” Nursing Clio. July 31, 2018.

“I Was Trolled – Here’s Why I’m Turning It into a Teaching Opportunity.” Nursing Clio. July 17, 2018.

“Canned Food History: An Interview with Anna Zeide.” Nursing Clio. March 20, 2018.

“Community Food Justice: An Interview with Garrett Broad.” Nursing Clio. March 6, 2018.

“Not a Day for Salads: The Football Food Rules of the Super Bowl.” Nursing Clio. February 1, 2018.

“An Interview with Janis Thiessen on Snacks.” Nursing Clio. December 5, 2017.

“The Many Potential Futures of Food Studies.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies, November 13, 2017.

with Katherine Hysmith, “The Future Publics of Food Studies: A Conversation.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies, November 13, 2017.

“Microwave Cookbooks: Technology, Convenience & Dining Alone.” Nursing Clio. October 24, 2017.

“Real Men & Real Food: The Cultural Politics of Male Weight Loss.” Nursing Clio. August 15, 2017.

“Helen Atwater: The First Lady of American Nutrition You’ve Never Heard Of.” Nursing Clio, Bites of History Series on the History of Nutrition. May 3, 2017.

“Defining Food Studies and the Next Four Years.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies. March 1, 2017.

“Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee: A Site and Source of Bostonian Identity Even During a Lockdown.” The Inquisitive Eater. April 22, 2013.

Other Writing

See Public Writing

Online Exhibits

Defining American Food, with Brown University students, April 2018
What is American Food?, with Brown University students, May 2017
Food and Gender in U.S. Popular Culture, with Brown University students, May 2016
“Perception” in The Work of WaterFire: The Ephemeral Community, December 2013
Making the Modern American Food System, December 2012


Awards & Honors

Equity Award, The University of Tulsa, 2019
Award for Excellence in Graduate Study, Gastronomy, Boston University, Metropolitan College, 2014
Best Graduate Student Paper, CuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures, 2014
The Julia Child Award for Academic Excellence in Gastronomy, Boston University, 2013 & 2011
The Julia Child Award for Academic Excellence in the History of Food, Boston University, 2012
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology, UC Berkeley, 2008 & 2009


Grants & Fellowships

Chapman Professorship, The University of Tulsa, 2019
Faculty Development Summer Fellowship, The University of Tulsa, 2019
University Fellowship, Brown University, 2017 and 2013
Association for the Study of Food and Society, Local Event Grant, Food Studies at Brown, 2017
Doctoral Research Travel Grant, Brown University, 2017
Salomon Curricular Grant, Brown University, 2018, 2017, and 2015
Engaged Course Development Mini-Grant, Swearer Center, Brown University, 2018
Conference Travel Funding, Brown University Graduate School, 2017, 2016, and 2015
International Travel Funding, Brown University Graduate School, 2016 and 2014
John Lax Memorial Fellowship, Brown University Graduate School, 2015
American Association for the History of Medicine Conference Travel Grant, 2015
American Antiquarian Society Summer Seminar Culinary Culture: The Politics of American Foodways, 1765-1900, Tuition Grant, 2015
Jacques Pépin Award for Scholarship in Gastronomy and Food Studies, Boston University, 2013 & 2012
University Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2008
Reshetko Family Scholarship, UC Berkeley, 2008
Public Health Traineeship, UC Berkeley, 2007
Alpha Lambda Delta Graduate Fellowship, 2007
Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship, 2007


Invited Talks

[Forthcoming] “From Dude Food to Meat Porn: Pork in Popular Culture and Media,” Camp Bacon, Zingerman’s Bakehouse, Ann Arbor, MI, June.

“Branding Gender: Cases from the U.S. Food, Beverage, and Weight Loss Markets,” Space Doctors Lunch and Learn, online presentation to London, May 2019.

“What Changed and What Stayed the Same: Eating in America Over the Last Century,” Keynote, Zingerman’s, Ann Arbor, MI, April 2019.

“Blogging as Public Scholarship and Being a Scholar in Public,” Digital Presence and Public Scholarship Fellows Program, Michigan State University, March 2019.

“The Changing Nutrition Landscape: Insights from History and Pop Culture,” Oldways Whole Grains Council Conference, Seattle, WA, November 2018.

“Normalizing Our Discontent: Lessons from the History of ‘Wellness,’” Hot & Healthy Habits Retreat, Nashville, TN, May 2018.

“Eat Like a Dude: Constructing Masculinities in Diet Soda and Yogurt,” Gastronomy Colloquium, Boston University, 2018.

“Cultivating an Online Presence: Hybrid Scholarship and Alternative Media,” Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, October 2017.

“Demystifying Diet Culture,” Keynote, Hot & Healthy Habits Retreat, Nashville, TN, June 2017.

“Guilt-Free and Sinfully Delicious: A Contemporary Theology of Weight Loss Dieting,” Diet, Nutrition and Obesity in the US, Professor Deborah Levine, Providence College, February 2016.

“Icons of Australian Food Culture: Vegemite, Kangaroo, and the Flat White,” Programs in Food and Wine, Pépin Lecture Series in Food Studies and Gastronomy, Boston University, November 2015.

“A Short History of Nutrition Science,” History of Medicine, Instructor Sara Verskin, University of Rhode Island, April 2015.

“The Dudification of Dieting: Gender and Weight Loss,” Diet, Nutrition and Obesity in the US, Professor Deborah Levine, Providence College, March 2015.

“’He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich:’ Marketing Australia’s National Food in America,” Taste Trekkers Food and Travel Expo, Johnson & Wales University, October 2014.

“Not Just for Cooking Anymore: Deconstructing the Twenty-First Century Trophy Kitchen,” Programs in Food and Wine, Pépin Lecture Series in Food Studies and Gastronomy, Boston University, January 2013.

“Food, Dieting, and Popular Culture,” Food and Culture, Instructor Mikelle McCoin, University of California, Berkeley, March 2010.


Conference Activity/Participation  

Conferences Co-Organized

The Future of Food Studies, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Washington University, 2017

The Future of Food Studies, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Harvard University, 2015

Food Heritage, Hybridity & Locality Conference, Brown University, 2014

Panels Organized

“Food and/as Media,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Alaska, Anchorage, June 2019.

“Finding a Common Table: Researching at the Intersection of Food Studies & Histories of Medicine and Nutrition,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 2018.

“Food, Identities & Knowledges: Ongoing Debates & Emerging Questions,” Graduate Association for Food Studies, Washington University, October 2017.

“Food Masculinities: Practices, Discourses, and Representations,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Occidental College, June 2017.

“A Place at the Table: Researching at the Intersection of Medical History and Food Studies,” American Association for the History of Medicine, Nashville, TN, May 2017.

“Games of the Self and Empire: Gender and Play in Consumer Culture,” New England American Studies Association, Boston University, March 2017.

“Interrogating Nutritionism and Dietary Science in Novel Food Products,” co-organized with Stephanie Maroney, Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Toronto Scarborough, June 2016.

“Forks Across the Aisle: Food Studies and a Collaborative Future,” The Future of Food Studies Graduate Student Conference, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Harvard University, October 2015.

Papers Presented

[forthcoming] “Inventing ‘Zero:’ Nutritionism and Gender within Diet and Wellness Media,” Food for Thought: Nourishment, Culture, Meaning International Conference, New York University, October 2019.

“What of Mr. Consumer? Food, Masculinity & Citizenship in U.S. Consumer Culture,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Alaska, Anchorage, June 2019.

“Dude Food: Considering Medium, Message, and Industries at the Intersection of Food Studies and Media Studies,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Alaska, Anchorage, June 2019.

“From Men’s Health to The Dude Diet: Negotiating Gender on Dude Food Blogs,” International Communication Association, Washington, D.C., May 2019.

“Powering the Macronutrient Imaginary: The Past & Present of Protein Popularity in the U.S.,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 2018.

“The Dudification of Diet: Food Masculinities in Twenty-First-Century America,” American Studies 2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference, Brown University, May 2018.

“’The Manliest Low-Calorie Soda in the History of Mankind:’ How Diet Sodas Construct Taste, Power & the Body,” Graduate Association for Food Studies, Washington University, October 2017.

“Welcome to Flavortown: Guy Fieri, Fusion Cuisine, and a Multicultural America,” Food Cultures, Mobility and Migration Conference. New Bedford, MA. September 2017.

“Guy Fieri: How the Chef Everyone Loves to Hate Defines Gender, Class, and the Nation,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Occidental College, June 2017.

“’Lose Like a Man:’ Weight Watchers, Masculinity & Health, 1963-2016,” American Association for the History of Medicine, Nashville, TN, May 2017.

“’It’s Like a Video Game:’ Marketing Food, Cooking, and Dieting to Men Through Discourses of Play,” New England American Studies Association, Boston University, March 2017.

“Designing Gender: Masculinity and Food Packaging,” 3rd International Conference on Food Design, February 2017. Watch here

“From Perfectly Natural to Better than Nature: The Cultural Construction of Milk’s Nutritionism in American Advertising,” Dietary Innovation and Disease in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, San Servolo Island, Venice, June 2016 and Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Toronto Scarborough, June 2016.

“Healthy Food Blogs: At the Crossroads of Nutrition Knowledge and Foodie Lifestyle,” Pop Goes the Corn: 2015 Graduate Student Conference on Food and Pop Culture, Southern Foodways Alliance, University of Mississippi, September 2015 and The Future of Food Studies Graduate Student Conference, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Harvard University, October 2015.

“Guilt-Free and Sinfully Delicious: A Contemporary Theology of Weight Loss Dieting,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Chatham University, June 2015.

“The Rise and Fall of the Thrifty Genotype Hypothesis,” American Association for the History of Medicine, New Haven, CT, May 2015.

“Food, Fashion & Fatness: An Intersectional Approach to Drop Dead Diva,” Social Theory Forum, University of Massachusetts, Boston, April 2015.

“‘He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich:’ Advertising Australia’s National Food in the United States, 1968-1988,” Globalising the Magic System, University of Melbourne, December 2014 and Food Heritage, Hybridity, and Locality: An International Conference, Brown University, October 2014.

“‘It’s Like a Video Game:’ The Construction of Gender and the Limits of Self-Making in Weight Watchers Online,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Vermont, June 2014.

“The Dudification of Dieting: Marketing Weight Loss Programs to Men in the Twenty-First Century,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Michigan State University, June 2013.

“Keeping Americans Fat and Coming Back for More: Analyzing Diet Literature,” Association for Food and Society Conference, New York University, June 2012.

“Not Just for Cooking Anymore: Deconstructing the Twenty-First Century Trophy Kitchen,” Anthropology: Food as Celebration and Spectacle panel, Language of Food Conference, Cornell University, April 2012.

Discussant

“Interrogating Food Science & Technology I,” Society for Social Studies of Science, Boston, September 2017.

“Food Heritage, Localities & Tastings,” Food Heritage, Hybridity & Locality Conference, Brown University, October 2014.

Other

“Taking Food Media Public as Pop Culture Pedagogy,” Popular Culture and Pedagogy Conference, a Twitter conference, November 2019.

“Conversations on Scholar-Activism and Public-Facing Scholarship in Food Studies,” roundtable participant, Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Alaska, Anchorage, June 2019.

“#FoodStudies Workshop: Social Media for Scholarship, Networking, and the Community,” roundtable participant, Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, June 2018.

“Emerging Trends in Health Technologies and the Promises of Personalized Nutrition,” moderator, Institute of Food Technologists and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics co-hosted virtual panel, May 2018.

“A Second Helping: Researching at the Intersection of Medical History and Food Studies,” roundtable organizer and chair, American Association for the History of Medicine, May 2018.

“#TeachingCookbooks: A Twitter Conversation on Food, Gender, History & Writing,” What is a Recipe? Virtual Conversation. July 2017. View here

“What Do Book Publishers Want?,” roundtable organizer, Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Occidental College, June 2017.

“Social Media for Scholars,” roundtable participant, Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Occidental College, June 2017.

“Navigating Academia as an Early Food Studies or Food Systems Scholar,” roundtable co-organizer, Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference, Occidental College, June 2017.

“Food Safety Politics Then and Now: Analyzing Refrigerator Advertising 1920 to 1940,” poster, The Future of Food & Nutrition Graduate Research Conference, Tufts University, Friedman School, April 2013.

“Cookbooks as Works of Art and Status Objects,” roundtable participant, The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference, New York City, February 2013. Listen here


Campus & Department Talks

Mad Men, Mid-century Advertising and Design.” Design and Innovation, Professors Teresa Valero and Marie Moran, The University of Tulsa, April 2019.

“Gender in Advertising: The Cases of Food, Eating & Weight Loss.” Design and Innovation, Professors Teresa Valero and Marie Moran, The University of Tulsa, March 2019.

“Career Path Q&A.” The Liberal Arts and Real Life, Mark Brewin, The University of Tulsa, February 2019.

“Culture, Community, and Politics.” Panel Discussion, Brown in Tulsa Program, Brown University, May 2018.

“Toned Tummies, Bloated Bellies, and Activia Yogurt.” Food, Culture and Society, Professor Alison Alkon, University of the Pacific, March 2018.

“Food Studies Writing: For the Academy and for the Public.” Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writing with Food, Senior Lecturer Carol DeBoer-Langworthy, Brown University, March 2018.

“’The Manliest Low-Calorie Soda in the History of Mankind:’ How Diet Sodas Construct Taste, Power & the Body.” Pembroke Center Associates Council, November 2017.

“How Culture Shapes Industry & Science: The Case of Dude Food.” Brown University Fall Alumni Weekend, October 2017.

“Making the Graduate School Decision in the Humanities and Social Sciences,” panel, CareerLAB, Brown University, October 2017.

“Dude Food: Gender and Health in U.S. Popular Culture.” Brown University Advancement Division All-Staff Retreat, January 2017.

“Dude Food: Gender and Health in U.S. Popular Culture.” Research Matters! Brown University Graduate School, November 2016.

“Everything You Wanted to Know About Designing a Syllabus But Were Afraid to Ask,” panel, Professional Issues in American Studies, Assistant Professor Leticia Alvarado, Brown University, October 2016.

“Applying to Graduate School in the Humanities and Social Sciences,” panel, CareerLAB, Brown University, October 2016.

“Curating an Online Presence” with Professor Matthew Guterl, American Studies, Brown University, April 2016.

“Applying to PhD programs” peer-to-peer graduate student round table, American Studies, Brown University, October 2015.

“Men, Food and Dieting,” Anthropology of Masculinity, Professor Melissa Hackman, Brown University, April 2014.

“The Dudification of Dieting: Masculinity & Weight Loss in 21st Century America,” Sarah Doyle Women’s Center, Masculinity Series, Brown University, March 2014.

“Not Just for Cooking: Status Making (and More) in the Twenty-First Century Trophy Kitchen,” Food and Drink in Classical Antiquity, Professor Sue Alcock, Brown University, November 2013.

“Life After Gastronomy: Pursuing the Ph.D.” with faculty panel, Gastronomy, Boston University, March 2013.


Teaching

At The University of Tulsa, Department of Media Studies

Persuasive Influences in America (Spring 2019, Fall 2018)

Media and Popular Culture (Spring 2019, Fall 2018)

Principles of Advertising: History, Culture & Critique (Fall 2019, Spring 2019)

Food Media (Fall 2019)

At Brown University

Food in American Society and Culture
Co-Instructor/Teaching Fellow with Richard Meckel, Department of American Studies (Spring 2018, Spring 2017)

Food and Gender in U.S. Popular Culture 
Instructor/Teaching Fellow, Department of American Studies (Spring 2016)

‘Johnny, Are You Queer’: Narratives of Race and Sexuality
Teaching Assistant, Professor Ralph Rodriguez, Ethnic Studies Program (Fall 2015)

Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies 
Teaching Assistant, Denise Davis, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program (Spring 2015)

Global Macho: Race, Gender, and Action Movies
Teaching Assistant, Professor Matthew Guterl, Department of American Studies (Fall 2014)

At University of California, Berkeley

Introduction to Nutrition
Teaching Assistant, (co-taught, responsible for 40% of lecture course), Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology (Summer Sessions A & B 2009); Teaching Assistant (Spring 2009, Fall 2008, Spring 2008, Fall 2007)

Pedagogical Training & Experience   

Instructional Design Assistant, Online Education Team, School of Professional Studies, Brown University, July 2016-November 2017
Certificate IV: The Teaching Consultant Program, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, 2016-2017
Certificate II: The Course Design Seminar – Principles + Practice, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, 2015-2016
Certificate I: Sheridan Teaching Seminar – Reflective Teaching, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, 2014-2015
Winter Institute for Teaching and Technology, Brown University, December 2015
Teaching Methods in Nutrition Science, University of California, Berkeley, Fall 2007


Service to Profession

Institutional

Board Member, Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2014-Present
Board Member, Graduate Association for Food Studies, 2015-Present
Board Member, H-Nutrition, 2016-Present
Social Media Coordinator, Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2015-Present
Committee Member, First Book Prize, Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2017-Present
Committee Member, Belasco Prize, Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2015-Present

Editorial

Editor-in-Chief, Graduate Journal of Food Studies, 2016-2017
Managing Editor, Graduate Journal of Food Studies, 2015-2016
Communications Editor, Graduate Association for Food Studies, 2015-2016
Member Newsletter Editor, Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2015-Present
Editor, Gastronomy at BU blog, 2012

Manuscript Evaluation

American Journal of Preventive Medicine (2018)
Anthropology of Food (2018)
Bloomsbury Academic (2018, 2018)
Canadian Food Studies (2017)
Fat Studies (2016, 2013)
Food, Culture and Society (2018, 2018, 2015)
Food and Foodways (2019, 2019, 2018, 2013)
Gastronomica (2018)
Graduate Journal of Food Studies (2013-2015)
International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics  (2014)
Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2018)
Journal of Folklore Research (2014)
Rowman & Littlefield (2018)
Routledge (2019)


Department & University Service

The University of Tulsa

Faculty advisor, Gen1TU (TU’s first student organization for first-gen students), 2019-
Faculty co-advisor, Spoon University Chapter, 2018-
Visiting Scholar Visit co-organizer for: Anne Helen Petersen, “From the Unruly Woman to Millennial Burnout: The Politics of Popular Culture in the Digital Age,” The University of Tulsa, March 2019.

Brown University

Review Committee for Brown University Course Evaluation Instrument, 2017-2018
Founder, Food Studies at Brown, 2016
Organizer, Food Studies at Brown Speaker Series, 2016-2018
Sheridan Center Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Brown University, 2016-2018
Sheridan Center Departmental Graduate Student Liaison, Brown University, 2015-2018


Additional Training & Experience

Brown Executive Scholars Training Program, 2016


Public Health Research & Work Experience

Research Assistant, Superfund Research Program, Community Engagement Core, Brown University 
June – September 2014 
Contributed to development of environmental health high school course curricula

Project Manager, Kaiser Permanente, Healthy Workforce
October 2009 – June 2013
Contributed to the development, implementation, evaluation, communications and marketing of wellness program for company’s more than 160,000 employees across the U.S.

Research Assistant, Sargent Choice, Boston University 
September – December 2011
Evaluated university-wide healthy dining program as part of research team

Intern / Specialist, Kaiser Permanente, HealthWorks 
May 2008  – September 2009
Supported development and sales of client worksite wellness programs

Worksite Wellness Specialist, Health*Matters, UC Berkeley 
November 2007 – March 2009
Supported wellness program for faculty, staff, and students