Carla Cevasco is a historian of early America.


She is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she is also 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 early American borderlands, is under advance contract with Yale University Press. Her research and teaching interests include early America and the Atlantic world, borderlands, food studies, Native American history, material culture, and medicine. Her articles have appeared in Early American Studies and New England Quarterly. Her public scholarship has been featured in The Junto, Common-Place, Nursing Clio, and The Recipes Project. Her scholarship has been supported by the John Carter Brown Library, the Winterthur Museum and Library, the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis, and the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard. She is a former editor of the Graduate Journal of Food Studies.


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