Journal Editorial Board
Co-Editor, George Washington University
GJ Sevillano (he/him) is a doctoral candidate in the Department of American Studies at George Washington University (GWU). He holds a M.A. in American Studies from GWU and a B.A. in Politics and Certificate in American Studies from Princeton University. His dissertation examines cookbooks, recipes, menus, novels, and digital media to trace the sociohistorical and literary foundations of Filipino American foodways of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through an examination of these alimentary materials, his interdisciplinary dissertation requires scholars rethink Filipino American foodways as a major site of debate around race, gender, class, sexuality, immigration, transnational labor, and empire. His work can be found in Alon: Journal for Filipino American and Diasporic Studies and is forthcoming in Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Fall 2023).
Co-Editor, Kyoto University
Chika Kondo is a doctoral candidate in the Philosophy of Agricultural Sciences at Kyoto University Graduate School of Agriculture. She holds a BS in Society and Environment and BA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and MS in Natural Resource Economics from Kyoto University. Her research focuses on alternative food systems and organic small-scale farmers and their role in transforming food systems. She recently published an article on existing teikei groups exploring intergenerational producer consumer solidarity, diverse economies, and movement building in the Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development.
Co-Editor, Uppsala University
Mohini (she/her) is a PhD student in Sociology at Uppsala University. She holds an MA degree in Social Anthropology from Central European University (CEU), Hungary, and an MA in Social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), India. Her doctoral research explores the gastropolitics of Dalit groups in contemporary Delhi. Her academic work lies at the intersection of postcolonial feminism, identity politics and food studies. She is a spoken word poet who writes and performs poetry on gastropolitics, feminism, sexuality and subaltern sentiments. She has previously been a development professional and academic writing tutor. She is a bilingual translator and a professional storyteller. She documents her academic musing on food on instagram as @qissa_e_niwala
Co-Editor, Boston University
Dana Ferrante (she/her) is a Master’s student in Gastronomy at Boston University. Her thesis, “Disabled Foodways: An Exploratory Ethnographic Study,” examines how disabled people relate to and engage in procuring food, cooking, and eating. She holds an A.B in Italian History and Literature from Harvard University.
President: University of Toronto
Stephanie Borkowsky is a PhD student in History at the University of Toronto. Her research draw on food studies, carceral studies, history of law and history of medicine to explore forms of state oppression through food, specifically the historical and ongoing practice of force-feeding in the United States. She holds an MA in Food Studies from New York University and a BA in History from McGill University.
Vice Presidet: Virginia Tech
Martha Calvert is a PhD candidate in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech. She holds a BS in Applied Nutrition and MS in Food Science from NC State University. Her current research explores the sensory quality of American hard cider, as well as consumer and producer preferences of the American cider drinking experience. She is passionate about qualitative research methods, sensory science, and artisan food systems.
University of California, Santa Cruz
Rikki Brown is a doctoral student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is currently conducting twelve months of dissertation fieldwork in the winemaking regions in the Republic of Georgia. Her research is interested in the formation of national identity within the wine tourism industry. Her project brings together food studies, political economy, and political ecology as it explores a food commodity through the geopolitical lens of occupation. Rikki has a MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA in Russian Studies from Grand Valley State University. She also has over twelve years of experience in the restaurant industry and has obtained her introductory sommelier certification. Rikki occasionally pops bottles on Instagram at @reekee.cim.
Shirin Daly is a recent graduate of University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH). Her research explores the intersection of nostalgia, food, and children’s media. She has a BA in Global and International Studies with a double minor in art history and business administration from Loyola University Chicago. Before beginning her graduate degree, she studied food and photography in Rome and worked at food + tech startup, Farmer’s Fridge.
Ariana Gunderson (any pronouns) is a doctoral student in Anthropology at Indiana University, where she studies the German recipe industry. She holds an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University and a BA in Egyptology from Brown University; her work has been published in Food and Foodways and Gastronomica. She is a vermouth maker learning to develop film photographs, and you can learn more about her work at arianagunderson.com
Aqeel Ihsan is a PhD History Candidate at York University, specializing in migration and food history. His research interests focus on the South Asian diaspora currently residing in Canada. His doctoral research seeks to conduct a food history of Toronto by placing ‘smelly cuisines’ at the centre and chronologically tracing the history of the most prominent site where South Asian immigrants could purchase and consume South Asian foodstuffs, the Gerrard India Bazaar. He hopes his research can extend beyond food history and add to Canada’s overall history of immigration. Previously, he has published articles on the food history of Goan-Canadians as well as having conducted an oral history of Partition survivors.
El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR); École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS)
Morgan Jenatton is a PhD candidate in the Departamento de Agricultura, Sociedad y Ambiente at El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) in Chiapas, Mexico and the Centre Norbert Elias at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Marseille, France. He holds an MS in agricultural development and socio-anthropology of food systems from AgroParisTech and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France. Morgan’s research compares the supply chains of bread in France and corn tortillas in Mexico, and how the production and consumption of these two highly emblematic foods is changing in alignment with different ecological, nutritional, or social factors. He can be found on Twitter at @momojena and ResearchGate.
José Lopez Ganem
Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI)
José Lopez Ganem is an emerging thinker on cacao and chocolate conducting interdisciplinary research drawing on the fields of history, government, management, religion, and trade. Currently, José is a director at the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI), focusing on the areas of innovation, outreach, and relationship management. He graduated magna cum laude from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in 2018 with a B.B.A. in Food Business Management and from Boston University’s Metropolitan College in 2022 with a M.A. in Gastronomy and Food Studies. In his spare time, you can find him behind a nonfiction book or a printed British newspaper, all while enjoying over-steeped high quality black tea.
Former Board & Editorial Members
Ariana Gunderson, Co-President 2021-2022; Treasurer, 2017-2018
Carlynn Crosby, Co-President 2021-2022; Conference Coordinator, 2020-2021
Stephanie Borkowsky, Vice President 2021-2022
Kaitlin Rizzari, Scholarly Communications Coordinator 2021-2022
Bailee Blankemeier, Outreach and Programming Coordinator 2021-2022
Gwyneth Manser, Conference Coordinator 2021-2022
Maya Hey, Co-editor, 2018-2021
Katharine Hysmith, Co-editor, 2019-2020, Conference Coordinator, 2017-2018
Jessica Carbone, Co-President, 2019-2021
Erica Zurawski, Co-President, 2019-2021
Molly Mann, Treasurer, 2019-2021
James Edward Malin, Library Services Liaison and Scholarly Communications Coordinator, 2019-2021
Alanna K. Higgins, Programming and Outreach Coordinator, 2019-2021
Archish Kashikar, Social Media Manager, 2020-2021
Catherine Peters, Co-Editor, 2019; Editor-in-Chief, 2018-2019, Managing Editor, 2017-2018, Associate Editor, 2016-2017
Anastasia Day, President, 2017-2018
Gretchen Sneegas, Vice President, 2017-2018
Claire Bunschoten, Associate Editor & Communications Editor, 2017-2018; On-Site Conference Coordinator, 2017-2018
Emma McDonell, Managing Editor, 2016-2018
Sally Baho, Managing Copy Editor, 2016-2018
Edwige Crucifix, Book Reviews Editor, 2016-2018
Emily Contois, Editor-in-Chief, 2016-2017; Managing Editor & Communications Editor, 2015-2016
Brad Jones, President, 2016-2017
Tommy Le, Conference Coordinator, 2016-2017
Jake Eaton, Secretary, 2016-2017
Carla Cevasco, Editor-in-Chief, 2014-2016
Clara Hanson, Book Reviews Editor, 2014-2016
Zachary Nowak, President, 2014-2015
Information about our current and previous faculty board can be found on the faculty board page.