Media

I regularly give talks and interviews. If you or your organization are interested to have me speak, you are warmly invited to contact me.

TV Appearances

  • “The Science Behind Why Donuts Are So Hard to Resist,” BBC Ideas, July 20, 2020. Watch here
  • “Steak,” Season 2, Episode 3, Ugly Delicious, Netflix, March 2020. Watch here.
  • “Food Can Be a High ‘Steaks’ Gamble on the Campaign Trail,” CBS This Morning, December 31, 2019. Watch here.
  • “How Social Media Impacts What You Eat,” Fox23, November 7, 2019. 
  • “Thanksgiving Food Culture,” Dan Yorke State of Mind (My RI-TV & Fox Providence), November 25, 2019.  

Podcast & Radio Appearances

Media Mentions

  • Included in “Scholars And Critics Expanding Our Understanding Of Culture,” Ezvid Wiki, August 25, 2020. View here.
  • Quoted in Ashlie D. Stevens, “Which Hot Dog Are You? The Enduring Appeal of Regional Food in the Global Digital Age,” Salon, August 2, 2020. Read here
  • Mentioned in Eamon Whalen, “How Read Meat Became the Red Pill for the Alt-Right,” The Nation, June 15, 2020. Read here.
  • Quoted in Hannah Selinger, “Just Cook From the Back of the Box,” Eater, June 12, 2020. Read here.
  • Quoted in Emily Heil, “Quibi’s Cooking Competition Show ‘Dishmantled’ Isn’t Even Pretending to Be About Food,” The Washington Post, April 7, 2020. Read here.
  • Mentioned in Soleil Ho, “Review: In Ugly Delicious Celebrity Cameos Mar Chef’s Universal Message,” Datebook, SF Chronicle, April 1, 2020. Read here.
  • Quoted in “Springing into Virtual Teaching,” The University of Tulsa, Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, March 2020. Read here.
  • Quoted in Eve Edwards, “Ugly Delicious season 2 steak episode: Five things we learnt from Netflix cooking series!” Reality Titbit, March 9, 2020. Read here.
  • Quoted in Emily Heil, “It’s Almost Halloween, and ‘Feetloaf’ is Already Giving Us Nightmares,” The Washington Post, October 24, 2019. Read here.
  • Referenced in “5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget,” Philadelphia Magazine, September 13, 2019. Read here.
  • Quoted in “Media studies professors explore food media, Instagram and dudes,” The University of Tulsa, Kendall College of Arts and Sciences, August 2019. Read here.
  • Interviewed Dr. Andrew Ruis on his book, Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States, for The Society for the History of Children and Youth podcast, March 2019. Listen here.
  • Quoted in Ginnie Graham, “Dressing Up Pets in Clothes Not Odd at All,” Tulsa World, December 22, 2018. Read here.
  • Quoted in Caroline Sluyter, “Whole Grains as Traditional, Sustainable, and Authentic: Highlights from Our Seattle Grains Conference,” Oldways Whole Grains Council Website, November 21, 2018. Read here.
  • Quoted in Elaine Watson, “Highlights from the 2018 Whole Grains Council Conference,” Food Navigator, November 9, 2018. Read here.
  • Quoted in Alina Dizik, “Sorry Grandma, Your Soup Looks Boring on Instagram. So We’re ‘Fixing’ It,” The Wall Street Journal, October 24, 2018. Read here.
  • Quoted in Kelsey Lawrence, “How Back-of-the-Box Recipes Became Beloved Comfort Food for So Many Americans,” Vice, October 5, 2018. Read here.
  • Quoted in Rachel Sugar, “Why Do We Care What Celebrities Eat?” Vox, September 22, 2018. Read here.
  • Quoted in Rebecca Bodenheimer, “Twitter is a Hellscape for Female Scholars,” The Daily Dot, September 5, 2018. Read here.
  • Introduced Rachel Herz’s Why You Eat What You Eat book reading on C-SPAN Book TV. February 6, 2018. Watch here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Guest on Dan Yorke State of Mind (MyRI-TV and FOX Providence) to discuss Thanksgiving food culture. November 25, 2015.
  • 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. 

Peer-Reviewed Article Citations

“Welcome to Flavortown: Guy Fieri’s Populist American Food Culture.” American Studies, The Food Issue 57, no. 3 (2018), 143-160.

  • Kelsi Matwick and Keri Matwick. Food Discourse of Celebrity Chefs of Food Network (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
  • Alison Hope Alkon, “White House Fast Food and the Cultural Politics of Distinction,” The Society Pages, Sociological Images, January 17, 2019.

“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.

  • Michael Owen Jones, “Politics on a Plate: Uses and Abuses of Foodways on the Campaign Trail,” Journal of Folklore Research 57, no. 2 (2020): 41-79. 
  • Deborah Lupton, “Understanding Digital Food Cultures,” In Digital Food Cultures, edited by Deborah Lupton and Zeena Feldman (Routledge, 2020).
  • Heber Rodrigues, Carlos Goméz-Corona, and Dominique Valentin, “Femininities & Masculinities: Sex, Gender, and Stereotypes in Food Studies,” Current Opinion in Food Science, published online May 16, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cofs.2020.05.002.

‘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:

  • Rayanne Connie Streeter, Are All Bodies Good Bodies?: Redefining Femininity Through Discourses of Health, Beauty, and Gender in Body Positivity, dissertation in Sociology, Virginia Tech, 2019.
  • Nancy Gagliardi, “Dieting in the Long Sixties: Constructing the Identity of the Modern American Dieter,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 18, no. 3 (Fall 2018), 66-81.
  • 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.
  • Alexandra Rodney, Healthy is the New Thin: The Discursive Production of Women’s Healthy Living Media, dissertation in Sociology, University of Toronto, 2017.

“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.

  • Maud Perrier and Elaine Swan, “Foodie-Waste Femininity, and Digital Whiteness,”  In Digital Food Cultures edited by Deborah Lupton and Zeena Feldman, Routledge, 2020.

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:

  • Stephanie Alice Baker and Michael James Walsh, “You Are What You Instagram: Clean Eating and the Symbolic Representation of Food.” In Digital Food Cultures edited by Deborah Lupton and Zeena Feldman (Routledge, 2020).
  • Linda Brennan et al., “A Social Marketing Perspective of Young Adults’ Concepts of Eating for Health: Is It a Question of Morality?” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 17, no. 44 (2020): 1-14.
  • Victoria Galica Morris, Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Internalized Diet Culture, dissertation in Health Psychology, University of North Carolina, 2020.
  • Stephanie A. Baker and Chris Rojek, Lifestyle Gurus: Constructing Authority and Influence Online (Wiley, 2020).
  • Emma Rifai, “Weighty matter(s): Religion, Secularism, and American Weight Loss Culture,” Religion Compass 14, no. 2 (February 2020): doi.org/10.1111/rec3.12342
  • Michele Lynn Scott, Consumed by Health: How Extreme Heath Practices Shape Identities, dissertation in Sociology, North Carolina State University, 2019.
  • Nancy Gagliardi, “Dieting in the Long Sixties: Constructing the Identity of the Modern American Dieter,” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 18, no. 3 (Fall 2018), 66-81.
  • Deborah Lupton, Fat (Routledge, 2018).
  • Gabija Didžiokaitė, Paula Saukko, Christian Greiffenhagen, “Doing Calories: The Practices of Dieting Using Calorie Counting App MyFitnessPal,” in Btihaj Ajana (ed.) Metric Culture: Ontologies of Self-Tracking Practices (Emerald Publishing 2018), 137-155.
  • 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).

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

  • Sarah Daniels and Ignace Glorieux, “Cooking Up Manliness: A Practice-Based Approach to Men’s At-Home Cooking and Attitudes Using Time-use Diary Data,” in Food, Masculinities, and Home, Michelle Szabo and Shelley Koch (Eds.) Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

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:

  • Hannah Taylor and Jeannine A. Gailey. “Fiction Meets Reality: A Comparison of Dietland and the Experiences of North American Fat Women,” Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society, published online August 2, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1080/21604851.2019.1644984.
  • Gabija Didžiokaitė, Paula Saukko, Christian Greiffenhagen, “Doing Calories: The Practices of Dieting Using Calorie Counting App MyFitnessPal,” in Btihaj Ajana (ed.) Metric Culture: Ontologies of Self-Tracking Practices (Emerald Publishing, 2018), 137-155.
  • 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.