curriculum vitae | last updated, summer 2018


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  • 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


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.


  • AMST 101 Intro to American Studies | Teaching Assistant

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


“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).


  • “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.



  • “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…


  • “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...


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

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  • 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


  • 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