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‘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—cited in:

  • Melissa L. Caldwell, “Hacking the Food System: Re-Making the Technologies of Food Justice” in Digital Food Activism, Tanja Schneider, Karin Eli, Catherine Dolan, Stanley Ulijasze (Eds.) Routledge, 2017.

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.) 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.

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

  • Leah Hochman, “Editorial Introduction on Eating and Being Jewish: How Taste Has Shaped Identity,” in Taste of Faith: Jewish Eating in the United States. University of Southern California, The Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, 2017.

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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