curriculum vitae | last updated, summer 2018

PORTFOLIOS

  • Academic: penknifekitchen.com
  • Dissertation: foodherstory.com
  • Freelance: youngaustinian.com

EDUCATION

  • Currently, Ph.D. American Studies, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Research interests: Food studies; Women & Gender Studies; Material Culture; and Digital Humanities.

  • M.L.A. Gastronomy, Boston University, 2014
  • B.A. Plan II Honors and French, University of Texas, Austin, 2011

ACADEMIC + PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Writer, Saltbox Seafood Joint Cookbook by Ricky Moore, UNC Press, forthcoming

Chair, American Studies Graduate Student Association, UNC, 2017-2018 Academic Year

  • Elected position to student board.
  • Facilitate communication between students, staff, and faculty.
  • Organize weekly colloquium, social events, and other academic and alt-ac workshops.

Associate Editor, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Since 2018

  • Assist journal board in editing, curating, and launching new journal issues.
  • Edit and manage new submissions.
  • Assist new communications editor with journal launch social strategies.

Social Media Manager, Department of American Studies, UNC, 2017-present

  • Created and managed all social media platforms and feeds.
  • Organized and created original content and future social media strategies.
  • Helped retool and rebrand departmental website.
  • Planned and led social media workshops for the department (and later other departments).
  • Curate a weekly social media round-up newsletter for faculty, staff, and students.

Summer Research Assistant for Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt, UNC, Summer 2017

  • Help Dr. Engelhardt find resources in online archives and libraries.
  • Transcribed manuscripts from the Southern Historical Collection.
  • Communicated with off-site libraries and archives for visits/resource requests.

Fellow, Weiss Urban Livability Fellowship, UNC, 2016-2017 Academic Year

  • Selected as one of eight fellows in a year-long program.
  • Weekly meetings on topics of urban livability, infrastructure, and community.
  • Final project “A Place at the Table: A Foodways Walking Tour” to help explore the ways in which the community eats, shares, or even lacks food.

Communications Editor, Graduate Association for Food Studies, Since 2016

  • Created and managed all social media platforms and feeds.
  • Tracked and managed metrics for all social media platforms and the website.
  • Helped recruit new membership through targeted social campaigns and outreach.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • AMST 101 Intro to American Studies | Teaching Assistant

  • AMST 375 Food and American Studies: Cooking Up a Storm | Teaching Assistant

PUBLICATIONS

“Cactus” and “Eel” in We Eat What?, ABC-Clio, Jonathon Deutsch (2018).

“Mealtime etiquette” and “Special Occasion Meals” in World of Antebellum America, ABC-Clio, (2018).

“Book Review: The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller,” North Carolina Historical Review, 2018.

“Book Review: Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking by Linda Civitello,” Indiana Magazine of History, Indiana University, 2018.

“The Future Publics of Food Studies: A Conversation” in Graduate Journal for Food Studies, Food-Stuff, Vol. 4 No. 2 (2017).

"Russian American Cuisine" in Ethnic American Food Today Encyclopedia. Maryland: AltaMira Press (2015).

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

  • “The Art of Storytelling and Making Images with Food” | Forthcoming

Co-teaching with photographer and journalist, Baxter Miller of Bit & Grain.

  • “#FreeFireCider: Folk Herbalists, Feminist Hashtags, and the Instagram Modernity” | 2017

A digital presentation on Instagram Stories for the virtual #recipesconf, The Recipes Project.

  •  “#FreeFireCider: Folk Herbalists, Feminist Hashtags, and the Instagram Modernity” | 2017

Paper on panel, “Food, Identities & Knowledges: Ongoing Debates & Emerging Questions,” Graduate Association for the Study of Food Conference, Washington University in St. Louis.

  • “Social Media for Scholars” Workshop | 2017

Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference. Occidental College, Los Angeles.

  • “’Civilized Tinklings’: Gentility, Ritual, & Social Distinctions in the Southern Tea Ritual”

Paper on panel, “Food Trends in American History,” Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 2014.

FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

PRINTED & ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

  • “Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies & Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance” Indy Week
  • “A Texas Christmas Feast” Sift, King Arthur Flour
  • “Lone Star Leftovers” The Local Palate
  • “A Ritual is Brewing: Tea in New England” t.e.l.l. New England
  • “New England’s Historic Rum Trade” t.e.l.l. New England
  • “On forbidding Iceland terrain, tomatoes grow and achieve renown” The Boston Globe
  • “A Cure thing: How the sausage gets made at Elias Cairo’s Olympia Provisions” Culture Magazine
  • “A melon primer at the height of season” The Boston Globe
  • “Greg Dickinson creates gumbo feasts for the L’Espalier staff” The Boston Globe
  • “Find a farm dinner and pull up a chair” The Boston Globe Magazine
  • “Young entrepreneur creates high end cold-brew iced tea” The Boston Globe
  • “Dinner procured from land and sea” The Boston Globe
  • “At Damnation Alley, small-batch spirits with a hyper-local twist” The Boston Globe

And more…

FREELANCE RECIPE DEVELOPMENT

  • “Recipe for salsa verde” The Boston Globe
  • "Recipe for Southern pimento cheese" The Boston Globe
  • “Recipe for Cowboy Bread” The Boston Globe
  • “Molasses Glazed Baked Buttermilk Donuts” Eat Boutique
  • “Banana Bread Granola” Eat Boutique
  • “Bloody Mariachi Cucumber Shots” No. 4 St. James

And more…

HOME KITCHEN ADAPATIONS, Recipes developed by chefs, adapted for home

  • “Egyptian Breakfast Beans with Feta, Lemon oil, & Green Chili” Greg & Lucy Malouf, Culture Magazine
  • “Homemade Shankleesh” Greg and Lucy Malouf, Culture Magazine
  • “Spring Onion Soup” Sonya Cote, Culture Magazine
  • “Fried Polenta, Asparagus, Hen Egg, and Spicy Goat Cheese” Sonya Cote, Culture Magazine

And more...

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHY

  • PANTRY, a start-up meal-kit grocery concept in Boston, 2014-2015
  • EAT BOUTIQUE, various posts

For additional examples, please visit: http://youngaustinian.com/portfolio

MEDIA & ONLINE WORK

  • KING ARTHUR FLOUR, ongoing contributor for various campaigns
  • THE MONGER, Communications Editor, 2014-2015
  • CULTURE MAGAZINE, Social Media Intern, Fall 2013
  • AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN, Social Media Intern, Summer 2013
  • KITCHEN DAILY, Contributor
  • EAT BOUTIQUE, Contributor

AWARDS

  • Bland Fellowship, UNC College of Arts and Sciences 2018
  • Digital Dissertation Fellowship, Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative, 2018
  • Summer Research Grant, Department of American Studies, 2017
  • Best Writing on Food — Student Division, Association of Food Journalists, 2015
  • Finalist for the Smithsonian Raise-A-Glass Cocktail Contest, “Liberty Tree Shrub,” 2014
  • Jacques Pepin Award, Gastronomy Program, Boston University, 2013
photo by Briana Moore

photo by Briana Moore