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  • Book


From Label to Table: Regulating Food in America in the Information Age (Uni. of California Press, 2023). 

  • Scholarly articles:

Introduction: Unearthing Technology in Public Histories of Food.” Technology and Culture 64, no. 3 (2023): 903–908.


Making Food Standard: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Standards of Identity, 1930s–1960s,” Business History Review, Vol. 96, Iss. 1 (Mar. 2022): 145-176.


“Informationism in Food Politics: How the U.S. Food and Drug Administration came to regulate food through informative labeling” in A. Bryce Hoflund, John C. Jones, & Michelle C. Pautz (eds.), Administering and Managing the U.S. Food System: Revisiting Food Policy and Politics (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2021), pp. 131-146.


“The Rise (and Fall) of the Food-Drug Line: Classification, Gatekeepers, and Spatial Mediation in Regulating U.S. Food and Health Markets,” in Angela N. H. Creager & Jean-Paul Gaudillière (Eds.), Risk on the Table: Food Production, Health, and the Environment (Berghahn Books, 2021), pp. 297-329.

The informational turn in food politics: The U.S. FDA’s nutrition label as information infrastructure,” 
Social Studies of Science, Vol. 47, Iss. 2 (Apr. 2017): 145-171.


Labels for Life” Limn Magazine No. 4, “Food Infrastructures” (Spring 2014): 42-45. 


Accounting for Taste: Regulating Food Labeling in the ‘Affluent Society,’ 1945-1995,” Enterprise & Society Vol. 13, No. 4 (December 2012): 744-761.


Imaginer des consommateurs, constituer les sujets: l’etiquetage nutritionnel aux États-Unis, 1945–1995,” Sciences de
la Société
, nº 80 (mai 2011): 11-27.


“Buyer be-aware: The ethics of food labelling reform and ‘mobilizing the food consumer’,” in Global food security:
ethical and legal challenges
, eds. Carlos M. Romeo Casabona, Leire Escajedo San Epifanio and Aitziber Emaldi Cirión (Wageningen Acad. Pub., 2010), pp. 221-227.


  • Book reviews:


Katharine Legun, Romain Blancaneaux, Erica Zurawski, Alice Beban, Atakan Büke, Karly Ann Burch, Cynthia Xavier de Carvalho, Josefa Salete Barbosa Cavalcanti, Angga Dwiartama, Xaq Frohlich, Fabio Gatti, Julie Guthman, Kushang Mishra, Archana Patnaik, Paul Stock, Mylène Tanferri, “A Discussion of The Immaculate Conception of Data by Kelly Bronson,” The International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food Vol. 29, No. 1 (April, 2023): 65-71.

Review of Kirchhelle, Claas, Pyrrhic Progress: The History of Antibiotics in Anglo-American Food Production. H-Environment, H-Net Reviews. May, 2021. URL:

Review of Pure Adulteration: Cheating on Nature in the Age of Manufactured Food, by Benjamin R. Cohen. Environmental History Vol. 26, No. 1 (Jan. 2021): 154-156.

Review of Movable Markets: Food Wholesaling in the 20th-Century City, by Helen Tangires. Business History Review Vol. 93, Iss 4 (Winter, 2019): 844-847.


Review of Food, Politics, and Society: Social Theory and the Modern Food System, by Alejandro Colás, Jason Edwards, et al. Social History Vol. 44, No. 4 (October 2019): 520-522.


Review of Before the Refrigerator: How We Used to Get Ice, by Jonathan Rees. Journal of Southern History Vol. 85, No. 1 (February 2019): 209-210.

Milking Modernity,” review of Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900, by Kendra Smith-Howard. Endeavour Vol. 39, No. 1 (2014): 6.


Review of Sweet Stuff: An American History of Sweeteners from Sugar to Sucralose, by Deborah J. Warner. Agricultural History Vol. 87, No. 2 (Spring 2013): 265-266.

Review of Condensed Capitalism: Campbell Soup and the Pursuit of Cheap Production in the Twentieth Century,
by Daniel Sidorick. Technology and Culture Vol. 51, No. 2 (April 2010): 523-525.

Review of Fruits and Plains: The Horticultural Transformation of America, by Philip J. Pauly. Technology and Culture Vol. 50, No. 4 (October 2009): 921-922.


  • Other essays and publications:


Karly Burch, Mascha Gugganig, Julie Guthman, Emily Reisman, Matt Comi, Samara Brock, Barkha Kagliwal, Susanne Freidberg, Patrick Baur, Cornelius Heimstädt, Sarah Ruth Sippel, Kelsey Speakman, Sarah Marquis, Lucía Argüelles, Charlotte Biltekoff, Garrett 
Broad, Kelly Bronson, Hilary Faxon, Xaq Frohlich, Ritwick Ghosh, Saul Halfon, 
Katharine Legun, Sarah J. Martin, “Cultivating intellectual community in academia: Reflections from the Science and Technology Studies Food and Agriculture Network (STSFAN),” Agriculture and Human Values Vol 40, Iss 1 (2023).


“코로나19 팬데믹은 중국 야생동물 시장 탓일까?” [Transl.: “Could the COVID-19 pandemic be attributed to Chinese wildlife markets?”] Magazine Epi Vol. 13 (Fall 2020): 34-48.

“게맛살, 마가린, 올리브유: 가짜 식품은 나쁜 음식인가?” [Transl.: “Crab Surimi, Margarine, and Olive Oil: Is Fake Food Bad Food?”] Magazine Epi Vol. 1 (Sept. 2017): 140-149.


Tsukiji on the Verge of Change,” Food+City Magazine, Issue 2 (Feb. 2017): 30-39. 

What is the Mediterranean Diet: Marketing science and regional taste,” entry for 4S Backchannels Blog, posted July 2016.


“Whither the Humanities in the Age of Transformative Science and Technology,” HSS Newsletter Vol. 44, No. 2
(Apr. 2015): 11-14.


An Americano in Korea,” Roads & Kingdoms (17 April 2015).


City on Fire,” Roads & Kingdoms (12 March 2014).


Falla del Ayuntamiento,” InVLC (March 2014): 10-17.


“What’s the Beef with Horsemeat?,” Risk & Regulation Magazine No. 25 (Spring 2013): 20-21.


“Francisco Grande Covián,” entry for the Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke: A History of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology website, hosted by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, posted March 2010:

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