The following faculty members, visiting scholars, and graduate students research and teach food studies or food-related topics and courses: 

Peter Belenky
Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Focus: food science, the microbiome
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Sarah Besky 
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Focus: labor, food and agricultural justice, tea, commodities, industrial agriculture
[email protected]

Katherine Brunson
Postdoctoral Fellow in Archaeology and the Ancient World, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Focus: Chinese archaeology, zooarchaeology, and cattle domestication
[email protected]

Ross Cheit
Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs
Focus: politics of food, fisheries, seafood
[email protected] 

Emily Contois
PhD Candidate in American Studies
Focus: food and identity, food media and advertising, critical nutrition studies, history of nutrition and public health, food writing 
[email protected]

Harold Cook
John F Nickoll Professor of History
Focus: history of medicine and medicines, science and capitalism, global connections
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Sarah Davenport
PhD Student in Anthropology
Focus: food justice, environmental justice, urban development, race and ethnicity, and alternative food systems in the United States
[email protected]

Carol DeBoer-Langworthy
Senior Lecturer in English  
Focus: food writing
[email protected]

Harper Dine
PhD Student in Anthropology
Focus: Maya archaeology, diet, agriculture, food security, paleoethnobotany
[email protected]

Filomena Fantarella
Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies
Focus: Italian food culture, history, and literature
[email protected]

Paja Faudree
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Focus: the relationship between sacred and medicinal plants, indigenous knowledge, and drug markets; and the relationship between language and health, including issues pertaining to food and nutrition
[email protected]

Mary Flynn 
Associate Professor of Medicine (Clinical)
Focus: nutrition, plant-based diets, olive oil
[email protected] 

Rachel Herz
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Focus: Olfaction, flavor, eating behavior, emotion and sensory cognition
[email protected]

Peter Heywood
Professor Biology
Focus: plant biology
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Elizabeth Hoover
Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies
Focus: indigenous food sovereignty, seed saving, environmental health related to contamination of food sources, fish advisories, local food movements, diabetes
[email protected]

Mariaelena Huambachano
Postdoctoral Research Associate of American Studies and Ethnic Studies 
Focus: Food Sovereignty, Sustainable food systems, Good Living Philosophies and Indigenous Knowledge Systems
[email protected]

Julia Hurley
PhD Student in Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World
Focus: archaeology of the Roman Empire, Roman social and economic history, ancient foodways, environmental history, GIS and mapping the ancient world, digital approaches to the ancient world
[email protected]

Dawn King 
Lecturer in Environmental Studies and Environment and Society
Focus: urban agriculture, food systems
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Robert Lee 
Professor American Studies  
Focus: transpacific popular culture and social movements including the transmission of food
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Jessaca Leinaweaver  
Associate Professor of Anthropology  
Focus: anthropology of food
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Evelyn Lincoln
Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Professor of Italian Studies
Focus: food in art, food in visual and material culture
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Stephen T. McGarvey
Professor Epidemiology and Anthropology
Focus: biocultural anthropology of food and nutrition with a public health applied aspect
[email protected] 

Richard Meckel 
Professor of American Studies
Focus: child nutrition, hunger, histories of child social and medical welfare, public health, and medicine
[email protected]

Alex M. Nading
Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Focus: agricultural labor, pesticide exposure, labor activism, food safety, human microbiome
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Stephen Porder
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environment and Society, Co-Director of the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program
Focus: agriculture, ecosystems
[email protected]

Patricia Markham Risica
Assistant Professor (Research) of Epidemiology, Public Health
Focus: nutrition, eating behaviors, nutritional epidemiology, breastfeeding, obesity
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Heather Sanford
PhD Candidate in History
Focus: food, race, and slavery in the colonial British Atlantic world
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Andrew Scherer 
Associate Professor of Anthropology 
Focus: paleodiet, diet and subsistence
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Holly M. Shaffer
Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture
Focus: food and art; culinary migrations; history of food in South Asia and Britain
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Annie Wiart
Senior Lecturer in French Studies
Focus: French gastronomy
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