About

Carla Cevasco is a historian of early America.

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She is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she is also Co-Director of the New Jersey Folk Festival. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University. Her book manuscript, Violent Appetites, a history of hunger in the early northeast, is under advance contract with Yale University Press. Her research and teaching interests include early America and the Atlantic world, borderlands, food studies, race, gender, material culture, and medicine. Her articles have appeared in Early American Studies, New England Quarterly, and Journal of Early American History. Her public scholarship has been featured in The Junto, Common-Place, Nursing Clio, and The Recipes Project. She is a former editor of the Graduate Journal of Food Studies.

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