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MarineImageAllison Carruth researches contemporary environmental narrative, media and art; American food culture; and collaboration between the humanities and life sciences. She is an Associate Professor at UCLA, where she currently holds the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Chair and serves as director of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS).


She is the author of Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food (Cambridge 2013) and co-author with Amy L. Tigner of Literature and Food Studies (Routledge 2018). A co-founder of the multimedia public engagement project Play the LA River, she is involved in ongoing collaborations with artists, scientists and media makers.

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