I am a tenured associate professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida. I am the author of “The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and a co-author of “Mad Men & Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness” (Peter Lang, 2014). I was the 2014 Winner of the Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award for my book and research blog about food journalism history.
I am currently under contract to write the book, “Politicking Politely: Well-Behaved Women Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s.” I recently had the article “New York Culinary Community of Jane Nickerson, Cecily Brownstone & James Beard,” published in the journal NYFoodStory. I have upcoming publications for 2015 in the Middle West Review, published by the University of Nebraska Press and in the Columbia Magazine of Northwest History.
I have published more than 30 articles about women and journalism history. Until recently, I was the Vintage Cocktail columnist for OKRA, the magazine of the Southern Food and Beverage Institute. I continue to write about the history of cocktails for Edible New Orleans magazine. In the summer of 2014, the Poynter Institute featured the research that instructor Lance Speere and I published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
I am currently the vice head/research chair of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I will head the division beginning in the fall of 2015. I am also a member of the Publications Board for the American Journalism Historians Association.
In 2014, I spoke at the Food + Tech conference in New York City, at the Association of Food Journalists in Memphis and at the SPJ-sponsored Excellence In Journalism in Nashville about my research.
My 7-year-old blog, “WomensPageHistory”, was cited in the Columbia Journalism Review and the NPR food blog, The Salt. The blog has more than 266,000 page views. I also blog for We’re History and Ms Magazine about my research.
- Women’s studies
- Women and the media
- Journalism history
- Food history
- Media law
- Social media