Past Award Winners

ASFS Book Award Past Winners

 

2015 Winner
Amy Bentley. Inventing Baby Food: Taste, Health, and the Industrialization of the American Diet. Berkely: University of California Press, 2014

2014 Winner
Margaret Gray. Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013

2013 Co-winners
Merry White. Coffee Life in Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012

Kyla Wazana Tompkins. Racial Indigestion: Eating Bodies in the 19th Century: New York: NYU Press, 2012

2012
Julie Guthman. Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism.

2011
Tracey Deutsch, University of Minnesota, Building a Housewife’s Paradise: Gender, Politics, and American Grocery Stores in the Twentieth Century UNC Press, 2010
Carolyn de la Peña, University of California at Davis, Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda UNC Press, 2010

2010
Janet Poppendieck, Hunter College, SUNY, Free for All: Fixing School Food in America, UC Press, 2010

 

Belasco Prize for Scholarly Excellence Past Winners

2015
Paul Freedman, Yale University “Women and Restaurants in the Nineteenth-Century United States,” Journal of Social History 47 (2014)
2014
Ty Matejowski, University of Central Florida, “The Incredible, Edible Balut: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Philippines’ Favorite Luminal Food” Food, Culture, and Society  Vol. 16 Issue 3 (Fall, 2013)

2013 – No award given

2012
Camille Bégin, University of Toronto, “Partaking of choice poultry cooked a la southern style: Taste and Race in the New Deal Sensory Economy” Radical History Review.

2011
Katharina Vester, American University, “Regime Change: Gender, Class, and the Invention of Dieting in Post-Bellum America” Journal of Social History, Vol. 44, Issue 1 (Fall 2010)

2010
Troy Bickham Texas A&M “Eating the Empire: Intersections of Food, Cookery and Imperialism in Eighteenth Century Britain” Past and Present Vol 198, Issue 1, (Aug. 2008)

2009
Heather Paxson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Post-Pasteurian Cultures: The Microbiopolitics of Raw-Milk Cheese in the United States” Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 23, Issue 1 (Feb. 2008)

 

ASFS Award for Food Studies Pedagogy Winners

2015
Jennifer Burns Bright, Honors College at the University of Oregon
“Bread 101″ (course)

2014 – No Award Given

2013
Nicki Tarvlevicz, University of Tasmania “Understanding Asia through Food” (course)

2012
Rachel Black, Boston University, “Urban Agriculture.” (course)

2011
Amy Bentley, New York University, “Global Food Cultures: Mexico.” (course)
Netta Davis, Boston University, “Experiencing and Understanding Food through the Senses” (course)

2009
Jacob Park and colleagues, Green Mountain College, “Food, Agriculture and Community Development in the Northeast” (course)

 

Alex MacIntosh Graduate Prize Past Winners

2015
Adrienne Rose Johnson, Stanford University
“Diet Advice and the ‘Paradise Paradox’: Nutrition Narratives of the Pacific Islands”

2014
Gretchen Sneegas, Chatham University
“Attack of the Frankenfish: An Analysis of Political Cartoon Representations of the GMO Debate”

2013
Ariela Zycherman, Columbia University
“Shocdye as World: Localizing Modernity among the Tsimané Indians of the Bolivian Amazon”

2012
Adrienne Johnson, Stanford University
“The Pastoral Body: A Study of Food and Landscape in American Weight Loss Diets”

2011
Hanna Garth, University of California Los Angeles
“Disconnecting the Mind and Essentialized Fare: Identity, Consumption, and Mental Distress in Santiago de Cuba”

2010
Emily Yates-Doerr , New York University
“The Opacity of Reductionism: Nutritional Black-Boxing and the Meanings of Nourishment”

2009
In Sun Lee, New York University
“Japanese spin on Italian pasta: the social life of Wafuu pasta in Japan”

2008
Kelly Erby, Emory University
“Worthy of Respect: Black Waiters in Boston before the Civil War”

2007
Brione Bruce, York University
“Social Movement Networking: Organic Farming in Kerala, India”

2006
Scott Rosenbaum, New York University
“A Fox in the Vineyard: History, Culture, Meaning, and Taste”

 

Bill Whit Undergraduate Prize Past Winners

2015
Sydney Kajioka, University of the Pacific
“Culinary Internment of the Japanese-Americans”

2014
Helen Anderson, Stanford University
“Will it Absolve You or Seduce You?: Kale, Guilt, and A New Way of Looking at Morality”

2013
Emily Mendenhall, Duke University
“Losing the Landrace”

2012
Ellen O’Brien, James Madison University
“Cooperative Consumption: “Good Fooding” in a Food Conscious Community”

2011
Victoria Moré, Illinois State University
“Dumpster Dinners: Freeganism at Illinois State University”

2010
Neal Akatsuka, University of Hawai’i
“Haunting Erotics of Gastronomic Desire as Bodily Penetration: Consuming Genetically Modified Food in Japan”

2009
Adrienne Johnson, UC Berkeley
“The American Grotesque: Competitive eating and the cultural meaning of American bodies”

2008
Sveinn Sigurdsson & Ashlan Falletta-Cowden, Lawrence University
“From sustenance to symbol: a multi-generational study of traditionality and modernization in the Icelandic diet”

2007
Joanne Hocking, University of Adelaide, Australia
“From the top of the tree: Fruit, the aristocracy and class distinction in early modern western European paintings”

2006
Andrea Davis, Hampshire College
“A Nutritional Analysis of a Local and Seasonal Diet in the Pioneer Valley”