https://emilycontois.com Curriculum Vitae [PDF]
Ph.D., Brown University
M.A., Brown University
M.L.A., Boston University
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., University of Oklahoma
Dr. Contois' research examines the connections between food, the body, health, and identities in the everyday American experience and popular culture.
As an interdisciplinary scholar, her research fields include: media studies, popular culture, food studies, gender studies, critical nutrition studies, fat studies, American studies, history of medicine, and twentieth-century U.S. history.
Recent publications include:
“Welcome to Flavortown: Guy Fieri’s Populist American Food Culture.” American Studies, The Food Issue 57, no. 3 (2019), 143-160.
“The Spicy Spectacular: Food, Gender, and Celebrity on Hot Ones.” Feminist Media Studies. Commentary and Criticism: Food Media Special Issue. 18, no. 4 (2018), 769-773.
“‘Lose Like a Man:’ Gender and the Constraints of Self-Making in Weight Watchers Online.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies 17, no. 1 (2017): 33-43.
“Healthy Food Blogs: Creating New Nutrition Knowledge at the Crossroads of Science, Foodie Lifestyle, and Gender Identities.” Yearbook of Women’s History. Special Issue: Gendered Food Practices from Seed to Waste. 36 (2016), 129-145.
“‘He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich:’ Advertising Australia’s National Food in the United States, 1968-1988.” Journal of Historical Research in Marketing. Special issue: Australian Marketing History 8, no. 3 (2016): 343-357.
Teaching interests include: media studies, popular culture, food studies, food media, food writing, advertising, gender studies, nutrition and health