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

  • Michelle Mary Lelwica, Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement, Bloomsbury (2017).
  • Michelle Mary Lelwica, “Losing Their Way to Salvation: Women, Weight Loss, and the Religion of Thinness,” in Religion and Popular Culture in America, Bruce David Forbes, Jeffrey H. Mahan (Eds.) University of California Press, 2017.
  • Michele Scott, “Eschew Your Food,” in Food Cults: How Fads, Dogma, and Doctrine Influence Diet, Kima Cargill (Ed.) Latham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield (2016).

Toned Tummies and Bloated Bellies: Activia Yogurt and Gendered DigestionCuiZine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures 5, no. 1 (2014)—cited in:

  • Perin Gurel, “Live and Active Cultures: Gender, Ethnicity, and ‘Greek’ Yogurt in America,” Gastronomica 16 no. 4, Winter 2016 (pp. 66-77) DOI: 10.1525/gfc.2016.16.4.66.
  • Allison Yates, “When Bacteria Get Good: Progress, Purity and the Making of Probiotics,” Berkeley Undergraduate Journal 26, no. 3, 2013, 119-126.

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—cited in:

  • Rebekah A. Kosier and Daniel G. Renfrew, “Queering Fat Bodies, Regulating Teen Desire in ABC Family’s Huge,” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society 5, no. 2 (2016): 191-202.
  • Charlotte Cooper, “No More Stitch Ups!,” in The Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for Making-Learning-Creating-Acting, Alex Wardrop and Deborah Withers (Editors), HammerOn Press, 2014.
  • On the syllabusGregory Pablo Rodríguez-Arbolay Jr., “Fat Studies and Feminism,” Concordia University, Winter 2014.

My work has also popped up in the following places:

  • Quoted in Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, “How ‘Empowered’ Speech About Your Body Might Mask the Same Old Issues,” Well+Good, November 8, 2017. Read here.
  • “A 5 Minute Juice with Academic Emily Contois PhD.” Goodness Guru. October 25, 2017. Read here.
  • Guest on Food Psych podcast with Christy Harrison. “The Truth About Diet Culture with Emily Contois.” September 11, 2017. Read and listen here.
  • Guest on Earth Eats podcast, Indiana Public Media. “Marketing Yogurt to Men? Put Abs on the Package.” May 19, 2017. Read and listen here.
  • Course, “Food and Gender in U.S. Popular Culture,” mentioned in Emily Perper, “Back in the Kitchen: A Reading List About Gender and Food.” Longreads, March 20, 2017. Read here.
  • Interviewed for and quoted in, Mila Phelps-Friedl, “America and Junk Food,” Buzzsaw Magazine, February 27, 2017. Read here.
  • Interviewed for and quoted in, Ashlie D. Stevens, “Real Women Are Still Expected to Cook: From Sitcoms to the Food Network, the ‘Angel in the Kitchen’ Pressure on Women Prevails.” Salon. February 25, 2107. Read here.
  • Blog featured in “Building an Online Home: A Food Writer’s Magazine-Inspired Website.” WordPress Discover. November 3, 2016. Read here.
  • Interviewed for and quoted in, Michele Hau, “The Politics of Pumpkin Spice: An exploration of the treat we love to hate.” Buzzsaw Magazine. November 2016, p. 26-28. Read here.
  • Blog post, “The Dunkin’ Donuts Origin Story: A Meaningful Beginning,” quoted in Miranda Pokey, “Why Dunkin’ Donuts Matters to New Englanders.” Extra Crispy. September 26, 2016. Read here.
  • Blog post, “Why Budweiser’s ‘America’ Rebrand Matters,” quoted in Harvey Schachter, “Budweiser, Vegemite and the new alias marketing.” The Globe and Mail. May 26, 2016. Read here.
  • Course, “Food and Gender in U.S. Popular Culture,” featured in Ana Veintimilla, “Cocina y género se analizan desde la culture contemporánea / Kitchen and gender are analyzed from contemporary culture.” El  Comercio. Read here.
  • Final project for course, “Food and Gender in U.S. Popular Culture,” featured in “What FoodAnthropology is Reading Now: May 26 Edition.” Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition. Read here.
  • Interviewed for & quoted in Robert Stein, “Battlegrounds: New wave of coffee shops in Amarillo focuses on craft brewing.” Amarillo Globe-News. April 23, 2016. Read here.
  • Blog post, “Beyond Local: Taste the Spirit of Montana at Lilac in Billings” featured in Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s Media Room. April 14, 2016.
  • Guest on Dan Yorke State of Mind (MyRI-TV and FOX Providence) to discuss Thanksgiving food culture. November 25, 2015. Watch here.
  • Talk, “Icons of Australian Food Culture: Vegemite, Kangaroo & the Flat White” recapped in Amanda Balagur, “Alumna Emily Contois Explores Icons of Australian Food Culture,” Gastronomy at BU. November 17, 2015.  Read here.
  • Interviewed for & quoted in Lasherica Thornton, “Pop Goes the Neighborhood: Graduate Conference on Food in the Media.” The Daily Mississippian. September 21, 2015. Read here. 
  • Blog post, “The Woman Suffrage Cookbook of 1886: Culinary Evidence of Women Finding a New Voice in a Time of Great Transition,” cited in National Restaurant Association, “10 Stories of Inspiring Women From the Restaurant Industry You Need to Know.” Medium. March 24, 2015. Read here.
  • Talk, “He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich: Marketing Australia’s National Food in the US,” at Taste Trekkers Food and Travel Expo 2014. Watch here.
  • Essay, “Transcending the Screen: Trophy Kitchens in Two Nancy Meyers Films,” linked in Quentin Fottrell, “5 ways Ikea persuaded shoppers to spend $33 billion,” MarketWatch. January 29, 2015. Read here. 
  • Blog post, “The Woman Suffrage Cookbook of 1886: Culinary Evidence of Women Finding a New Voice in a Time of Great Transition,” cited in Libby O’Connell, The American Plate: A Culinary History in 100 Bites. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2014.
  • Talk, “He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich: Marketing Australia’s National Food in the US,” discussed in David Dadekia, “Taste Trekkers Food & Travel Expo Interview with Founder Seth Resler.” Eat Drink RI. September 23, 2014. Read here.
  • Article, “Not Just for Cooking Anymore: Exploring the Twenty-First-Century Trophy Kitchen,” discussed in David Beriss, “Kitchens, Detroit, North Korea, Farmers Market Policy & More!” Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition. March 27, 2014. Read here. 
  • Blog mentioned in Angela Deines, “Dad, kids bond by making dinner a family affair.” The Topeka Capital-Journal. February 8, 2014. Read here. 
  • Blog mentioned in Judith Newston, “Kitchen Conversations: Food Studies and Food Writing.” The Huffington Post. January 28, 2014. Read here. 
  • Article, “Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee: A Site and Source of Bostonian Identity Even During a Lockdown,” cited in Stephen Griego, “Restaurant Regions: An Ecological Community Based Model of Restaurant Chain Distribution in the United States,” thesis, University of New Mexico, July 2013.
  • Interviewed for & quoted in Jessica Stoller-Conrad, “Long Before Social Networking, Community Cookbooks Ruled The Stove.” The Salt: NPR’s Food Blog. July 20, 2012. Read here. 

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