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Last Name
University of North Carolina
Website URL
Food Studies, Transatlantic History, Food History, Women's History, Digital Humanities, Media Studies, Technology Studies, U.S. South, American History, Southern History, Public History, Resistance Movements, Historic Recipes.
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About Me

Katherine is currently a PhD Candidate pursuing a doctoral degree in American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her academic research focuses on the history of technologies of feminist food resistance movements throughout American history. Katherine received her B.A. in Plan II Honors and French from the University of Texas and an M.L.A. in Gastronomy from Boston University.

She has an academic and professional background in food writing, food photography, recipe testing, and research, focusing on topics such as political food movements, sustainability, and transnational foodways. She has worked with several national and international publications as well as digital, print, and social media organizations. She won “Best Student Writing” in 2015 from the Association of Food Journalists and continues to share her work on her academic blog.

Recent Publications


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

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


“A Ritual is Brewing: Tea in New England,”  t.e.l.l. New England (Spring 2016).

“Chicken Bridge Bakery Feeds Bodies and Minds with Baked-In Messages of Resistance and Solidarity,” The Indy Weekly (Spring 2017).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Gender, Material Culture, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Technology, Women