Food Studies Program
Food Studies Program
The Food Studies Program at Virginia Tech, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, brings the perspectives of the humanities and social sciences to the study of food. We support teaching, research, and community engagement about food consumption and production in historical, social, and ethical contexts.
Welcome to the Food Studies Program at Virginia Tech! Our program, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, facilitates teaching, interdisciplinary research, and community engagement to promote understandings of food consumption and production within historical, social, and ethical contexts. We seek to establish conversations, facilitate critical thinking, foster effective communication, and work toward solutions around food issues, both within and beyond the academy.
The Food Studies Program serves as a space for collaboration and for bringing together disparate projects related to food from around Virginia Tech and the region.
News and Media
Article Item'Curious Conversations' podcast: Anna Zeide talks about the history of winter holiday foods , article
Anna Zeide joined Virginia Tech’s “Curious Conversations” to chat about the history of foods traditionally connected to holidays occurring during the winter months, as well as the nature of developing personal traditions.
Article ItemExperts available: Smart toy safety, managing holiday stress, economics of Christmas music, and more , article
The Virginia Tech media relations office has the following experts available for interviews on holiday related topics. To schedule an interview, please contact email@example.com.
Article ItemYour Thanksgiving menu doesn't look like Colonial America's first celebration , article
Just as traditional Thanksgiving fare differs from foods served at the first Thanksgiving in Colonial America, the holiday’s modern spread is evolving to include global dishes that represent the diversity of today’s America.
As part of our "Learning from Experience: The Food Studies Program Directors Project," we asked leaders from a range of institutions to help develop a webinar series along with written accounts of their programs.
Article ItemThese foods tell America's story , article
Green bean casserole, Jell-O, and oranges are some of the foods and dishes that represent different chapters in U.S. history.
Article ItemBlack Food History with Leni Sorensen , article
Join us for several events featuring noted culinary historian Leni Ashmore Sorensen!