MemberJaquetta Shade-Johnson

…c and Writing, Michigan State University: August 2018
Dissertation: “Wishi Stories: Rhetorical Strategies of Survivance and Continuance in Oklahoma Cherokee Foodways”
Directed by Malea Powell (chair), Terese Guinsatao Monberg, Alexandra Hidalgo, & Elizabeth LaPensée
Master of Arts in English, Northeastern S…

Jaquetta is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation and a doctoral candidate in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University.  Her research interests include cultural rhetorics, historiography, American Indian rhetorics, decolonial theory, Indigenous methodologies, and memoir. Her dissertation project, “Wishi Stories,” focuses on rhetorical strategies of survivance and continuance in Cherokee foodways through oral history, embodiment, land-based knowledge, and archival research methods. She serves on the council of the Indigenous Graduate Student Collective at Michigan State and as a mentor for the Indigenous Youth Empowerment Program.

MemberJeannette Vaught

I am a Lecturer in Liberal Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cal State-LA, where I teach courses on interdisciplinary research and writing, and science studies. My research background and publications are interdisciplinary as well.  I write about agriculture, animals, and science in mostly equine contexts.  I am also currently writing Locust for Reaktion Books’ Animal Series, which is agricultural and scientific/technological history of the non-mammalian bent. I also host a podcast!  It’s called The Range.  It is produced by me and Foodways Texas in Austin, and its little sweet episodes about Texas food and agricultural history are available on iTunes. And, I write for food publications about food history, logistics, and cultures, with a particular focus on animal, agricultural, and science topics.  Check out my latest here. Interdisciplinarity rules my personal interests as well: I am a horse crazy, greyhound-loving succulent enthusiast. I recently relocated from Austin, TX to Long Beach, CA.  


…nal of Popular Culture 40:1 (January 2007): 109-146.

“Nouvelle Cuisine Meets the German Cinema: Bella Martha’s Recipe for Contemporary Film,” Food and Foodways 12:1 (January – March 2004): 27-52.

“Dada-Diets: Dysfunctional Physiologies of Devouring,” seminar 37:1 (Feb. 2001): 1-20.

“Stories of Fo…

Cecilia Novero is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Otago in Aotearoa New Zealand. Her research in the interdisciplinary Humanities spans the fields of Food Studies, Animal Studies, Environmental Humanities, and Avant-garde Studies, with a focus on Visual Culture and German-speaking literature and film. Cecilia is the author of Antidiets of the Avant-Garde: From Futurist Cooking to Eat Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). She is co-editor of Otago German Studies with Dr August Obermayer and Peter Barton. She is also on the academic board of antennae, and the editorial board of the Animal Studies Journal and is a member of the New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies (University of Canterbury, NZ). She has published in journals such as seminar, German Studies Review, cinema journal, food and foodways, antennae, among others. Her articles have also appeared in edited volumes such as Gorgeous Beasts Animal Bodies in Historical Perspective (edited by Joan B. Landes, Paula Young Lee, and Paul Youngquist, PSU 2012) and Animal Life and the Moving Image (edited by Michael Lawrence and Laura McMahon, BFI 2015). She is the translator into Italian of Russell Page, The Education of a Gardener (L’educazione di un giardiniere, Umberto Allemandi &Co., reprint 2011).

MemberMarielle R. Risse

…” The Arab World as Ghurba: Citizenship, Identity and Belonging in Literature and Popular Culture. University of Warwick. June 21, 2019.
Risse, Marielle. “Foodways and Society in Southern Oman.” British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds, June 24-26, 2019.


Teaching subjects: English literature, Arabic literature in translation, World literature in translation, Creative writing, Cultural Studies, Education. Research subjects: Gibali (Jebbali/ Sheri) culture, Dhofari and Omani history and culture, Intercultural Communication, English Literature, Travel Writing, Pedagogy, Anthropology

MemberHeather Hewett

“Vigilance and Valour in the Kitchen: Feeding, Eating, and the Intellectual Work of Motherhood in Food-Allergic Families.” Mothers and Food: Negotiating Foodways from Maternal Perspectives, edited by Florence Pasche Guignard and Tanya M. Cassidy, Demeter Press, 2016, 88-102.

“Linking Economic Justice and Wo…

My research explores changing narratives about motherhood and parenting, the role of storytelling within feminist and social justice movements, the creative work of women writers in Africa and the African diaspora, and teaching in the field of Women’s and Gender Studies. I also write personal essays and book reviews.