I am excited to let people know that I have started a new book series with NYU Press, entitled Ecologies of Consumption: Cultures of Food, Hunger and Appetite. The series is aimed at pushing the limits of food studies as a field. Consider sending in your proposals! I will be taking meetings at the American Studies Association conference.
I am utterly humbled to announce that my book Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the Nineteenth Century won the Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize from the American Studies Association. Lora Romero was feminist faculty at Stanford where I did my doctoral work so that makes this award especially gratifying and moving. I’m just amazed; I hope to use my work to earn the right to have my name listed below hers.
Lora Romero, presente.
I’m so pleased to announce that Racial Indigestion has won the best food studies publication 2012, awarded from the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) an organization I’ve been affiliated with for many year. ASFS was one of the first professional organizations where my work on food was welcomed, and I’m really humbled and honored to have received this award.
At the American Studies Association party for the Long Nineteenth Century book series, of which I am a part, Racial Indigestion sold out! Thanks to NYU Press for hosting the party, especially Eric Zinner, editor extraordinaire, pictured here. The conference discount for NYU is still available on the website with the code AMSA12.
Above is a picture of morcilla, a kind of blood sausage made in Puerto Rico. The idea of innards, guts and offal is central to one of my upcoming projects, a co-edited special issue of GLQ: The Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, entitled On The Visceral. The cfp has its own tumblr here. Please visit: the deadline for abstracts is February 15th.
Just a little amuse-bouche: the table of contents, here, at the NYU Press website.
The introduction to Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in The Nineteenth Century lays out the fundamentals of my argument and the outline of the chapters. You can find it here.
A few months ago the latest scandal related to an image that I have spent quite a few years researching and writing about - the African or African-American body as an edible object exploded into the media. The New York University Press blog On The Square asked me to contribute a piece, which is linked above.