• My first book! Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (University of California Press, 2018). You can find it on Amazon, or the UC Press page. Follow the book’s Facebook page. Read coverage of the book here: Canned.
  • “Jello & Mayonnaise? What fresh white 1950s suburban hell is this?!” Edge Effects, November 22, 2016
  • My blog, Dining and Opining, which I maintained from 2011-2015.
  • My 2011 Food Studies series on 
  • “Finding Meaning in the Absence of Crumbs,” Humanities NOW, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 15, 2012


Over the past eight years, I’ve designed and taught a wide range of courses at Oklahoma State University and the University of Wisconsin. These include:

  • Food and Culture
  • History of the Present: Food, Environment, and Justice
  • Reacting to the Past: Worker’s Rights and Women’s Rights, 1913
    • Watch a video about my version of this innovative course, here
  • Survey of American History
  • Jobs in History: A Practicum
    • Read an article about this course in the OSU College of Arts & Sciences magazine, here
  • Eating and Memory: Writing Oral Histories of Food
  • Composing a Shared Meal: Food, Ethics, and Community
  • The Physician in History
  • Western Civilization: Science, Technology, Philosophy II [The Rise of Modern Science]
  • You Are What You Eat: Environmental Studies through Food

Community Projects

Past projects


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