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Greenlaw Hall 410, CB #3520
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520


PhD, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, 2020
M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, 2017
B.S.J., Journalism, Northwestern University, 1995


Hometown Appetites: The Story of Clementine Paddleford (Gotham, 2008)
Peaches: A Savor the South Cookbook (UNC Press, 2013)

Selected articles

Woke Up, Pilgrim:
Gastronomica Volume 18 Issue 4 – Still Life, With Lobster
Don’t Blame Michelle Obama:

Courses Taught

AMS276: Food & American Culture: What We Eat and Who We Are