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, food studies, science and technology studies, globalization theory, and the environmental humanities. Her first book is entitled Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her current book projects include “Food Futures and the Transgenic Age” and “Wired City/Green City: Urban Ecology in Contemporary American Culture.” Both projects examine how contemporary environmental movements have been variously shaped by fiction, design, bioart, digital media, and science writing. In addition, she is co-authoring a book entitled “Literature and Food Studies” with Amy L. Tigner (under contract with Routledge in the Contemporary Literature and Though series).
Carruth is Media Editor of the new journal Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. 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.
©2012 Allison Carruth