Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 5 p.m. in the Stern Center, Great Room
Allison Carruth is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at UCLA, where she is also an affiliated faculty member in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Institute for Society and Genetics, and the Center for the Study of Women. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, she served as Associate Director of Science, Technology and Society at Stanford University and as a faculty member at the University of Oregon.
Her fields of research and teaching include post-1945 American literature, contemporary fiction and new media, the environmental humanities, food studies, science and technology studies, and globalization theory. Her first book is entitled Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her current research includes a new book project “Food Culture in Digital Times.” In addition, she is co-authoring a book entitled “Literature and Food Studies” with Amy L. Tigner.
Carruth is Media Editor of the new journal Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities and is involved with the journal Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture. In 2011, she organized a national conference entitled Food Justice with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Recent publications include essays in Modern Drama, Modern Fiction Studies, Modernism/Modernity, Parallax, and Postmodern Culture and in book collections from Oxford UP and Routledge. Sponsored by the Departments of English, Environmental Studies, and The Center for Sustainability Education.