I’m Anna Zeide, a doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in the Program for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, and the Center for Culture, History, and Environment.
My dissertation is a history of canned food in America, focusing mainly on the twentieth century. I explore the early roots of the American food industry, as well as the complicated behind-the-scenes relationships that underlie a consumer’s decision to pick up a can of food from a grocery store shelf. In my research, I engage with the sub-disciplines of environmental history, agricultural history, consumer history, history of public health, and history of science.
I invite you to explore further, by reading more about me, my research, my recreational food blog, and my other experiences with writing, teaching, and outreach at the university and the broader community. You can also check out my CV.
Please be in touch with questions, inspirations, comments, or ideas for collaboration!