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Ph.D. Alum Dr. Rachel Herrmann introduces “food and academe” column in Chronicle of Higher Education

Fri, June 2, 2017
Ph.D. Alum Dr. Rachel Herrmann introduces “food and academe” column in Chronicle of Higher Education
Dr. Herrmann's new column, Foodnotes, appears in The Chronicle of Higher Education

History Ph.D. alumna Dr. Rachel Herrmann has launched a new column in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The first article in the "Foodnotes" series, Women’s Food Studies 101, appeared on May 24. Dr. Hermann has contributed over 20 articles to CHE since 2011, however this series marks a first for her. “I’m going to be writing a regular column here about food and academe," she said. "My to-do list includes essays on strategic-conference eating, cheap eats for food-enthusiast graduate students, and on food for slow scholarship — with a recipe in each column.”

Dr. Herrmann is currently a Lecturer in early modern American history on the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southampton, United Kingdom. At UT Austin, she wrote her dissertation on "Food and War: Indians, Slaves, and the American Revolution,” studying under Dr. Neil Kamil and Dr. Carolyn Eastman. She earned her Ph.D. in 2013. While a graduate student, she contributed several articles to Not Even Past, including pieces on Twitter for Historians, her experience preparing for Comprehensive Exams, a touching remembrance of being a high school student in the Bronx on 9/11 and what that legacy meant 10 years later, as well as a short musing on what historians do in the summer

Dr. Herrmann's first book No Useless Mouth: Hunger and the Revolutionary Atlantic is under contract with Cornell University Press. Read more about her work at rachelbherrmann.com, and follow her on Twitter at @Raherrmann.

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