Participant Info

First Name
L. Sasha
Last Name
Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Website URL
food cultural history, restaurants, cookbooks, museums, gender, hunting, land use, environment, memory, colonialism, meat
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a doctoral candidate at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, where I am currently completing my dissertation about the new Nordic food movement, contemporary Canadian cuisine, and reimaginations of Indigenous food cultures.

Previously trained as an art historian, my writing, research, and teaching focuses on contemporary art and food cultural history (often separately but sometimes together).

Recent Publications

“Eating the North: The Representation of Noma and the North in the Cookbook NOMA: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies 4, 2 (Fall 2017).

“Beaver as Offal: The Presence and Absence of Beaver in Canadian Cuisine.” In Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2016: Offal, edited by Mark McWilliams, 200-210. London: Prospect Books, 2017.

“Breaking Bread: The Clashing Cults of Sourdough and Gluten Free.” In Food Cults: How Foods, Dogma, and Doctrine Influence Diet, edited by Kima Cargill, 173-186. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, British Empire, Northern Europe, USA
Expertise by Geography
North America, Scandinavia, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Environment, Food History, Indigenous Peoples, Material Culture, Museums