I am a second year PhD student interested in the intersection of the history of food and medicine in US History. Currently, I am working on a project on food activism durring the AIDS epidemic in San Francisco. I am interested in how food activism joins together knowledge about food as a form medicine with a distinctively queer approach to caregiving, joining together histories of Regean-era care politics with histories of queer domesticity and more traditional histories of medicine.
I am interested more broadly in how food serves as a site of medical knowledge production for "non-elites" in the nineteenth and twentieth century, and have also worked in Irish immigrant foodways durring cholera and typhus and typhoid outbreaks in the mid to late nineteenth century. I am interested in food as both an intimate artifact of the everyday and marker of community formation, and as a site of medicalization, health and wellness. I earned my B.A. in history and classics from Wellesley College in 2021, and I continue to dabble in histories of food and medicine in the ancient mediterranean.
- Food history
- History of medicine
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Immigration history
- Science and technology studies
Fellowships and Awards
2021 Oxford Food Symposium Rising Scholar
2021 Edna V. Moffett Fellow