allison_carruth_headshot_cropped_5x7Allison 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 UCLA, she served as Associate Director of Science, Technology and Society at Stanford.

Her fields of research and teaching include the environmental humanities, contemporary American literature and culture, food studies and urban food movements, and science and technology studies (STS). She also has a longstanding interest in avant-garde writing and experimental art practices. Her first book is entitled Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her current research includes a book project “Food Movements in Digital Times: Narratives, Practices, Technologies.” In addition, she is co-authoring “Literature and Food Studies” with Amy L. Tigner (under contract with Routledge).

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, Postmodern Culture, and Public Books and in book collections from Oxford UP and Routledge.

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