Food Studies Bridges Gaps

October 30, 2020

As the first recipient of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Fellowship in Food History, UNT history doctoral student Joshua Lopez wants to bridge queer and food studies — and he’s started that process by compiling oral histories from the Latinx and queer community. He also has read up on other stories, such as those of LGBTQIA writers who came out as they were making food and a Chicana who, after she was diagnosed with cancer, changed her diet to reflect her indigenous ancestors. He says that food studies is very interdisciplinary and can be a great meeting ground for different types of people.