To download a pdf version of the CV, click here: Zeide CV Sp2017


Department of History
Oklahoma State University
101B S. Murray Hall
Stillwater, OK 74074
(405) 744-8197


Clinical Assistant Professor and Academic Advisor, Department of History, Oklahoma State University, 2015-Present

Adjunct Instructor, Department of History, Oklahoma State University, 2014-2015

Public Humanities Fellow, Madison Children’s Museum, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013- 2014

Project Assistant and Webmaster, Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007-2008, and 2012-2013


Ph.D   University of Wisconsin-Madison — May 2014
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
  Dissertation: “In Cans We Trust: Food, Consumers, and Scientific Expertise in Twentieth-Century America”
  Committee: Gregg Mitman, advisor; William Cronon, Judith Walzer Leavitt, members
  Preliminary examination fields: Environmental History, History of Science in America, History of U.S. Public Health
  Minor: U. S. History

M.A.   University of Wisconsin-Madison — May 2008
History of Science, Medicine and Technology

M.A.   Washington University in St. Louis — August 2006
Master of Arts in Science Education
Missouri Teaching Certification, Biology 9-12

B.A.    Washington University in St. Louis — May 2005
Environmental Studies and Biology majors; Writing minor
summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


Public Humanities Fellowship, UW-Madison Center for the Humanities, 2013-2014
Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, 2012
UW-Madison Exceptional Service Teaching Assistant Award, 2011
National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006-2009
University Fellowship, UW-Madison, 2006
John Neu Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, History of Science, UW-Madison, 2006


Food Studies, American History and Culture, Environmental History, Environmental and Health Justice, Consumer and Business History, History of Science and Medicine, Oral History, Public Humanities, Community Engagement, Undergraduate Writing



 Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (to be published Spring 2018 with the California Studies in Food and Culture Series out of the University of California Press).

“Building Taste and Trust: The Civil War’s Influence on the U.S. Canning Industry.” Repast: Quarterly Publication of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor, XXIX, no. 1. Civil War Sesquicentennial Series (Part 4) (Winter 2013): 4-7.

Book Reviews:

Review of Farming, edited by Sarah Johnson. Forthcoming in Environmental History.

Review of Modern Food, Moral Food: Self Control, Science, and the Rise of Modern American Eating in the Early Twentieth Century, by Helen Zoe Veit. Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 72 (2017): 370-372.

Review of American Tuna: The Rise and Fall of an Improbable Food by Andrew F. Smith, Food, Culture, and Society, 16, no. 5 (December 2013): 691-693.

Review of Sex, Sin, and Science: A History of Syphilis by John Parascandola, Pharmacy in History, 52, no. 2 (2010): 86-87.


Anna Zeide, Food Studies Special Series, Grist Magazine, Fall 2011. < article/series/food-studies>


As Clinical Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University
Food and Culture, AMST 3733/HIST 3803
Survey of American History, HIST 1103
Jobs in History Practicum, HIST 4980
History of the Present: Food, Environment, and Justice, HIST 2023
Reacting to the Past: Greenwich Village, 1913, HIST 3980

Lecturer, “Survey of American History” (online course), History Department, Oklahoma State University, Spring 2015.

Instructor, “Eating and Memory: Writing Oral Histories of Food,” Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2012.

Instructor, “Composing a Shared Meal: Food, Ethics, and Community,” Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2011.

Teaching Assistant, “The Physician in History,” History of Science, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2011.

Teaching Assistant, “Western Civilization: Science, Technology, Philosophy II (The Rise of Modern Science),” Integrated Liberal Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2010.


“Beyond the Walls: Community Engagement in and Outside of the Classroom,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (March 2017).

“Regulating Processed Food: The Canning Industry’s Responses to Environmental Law in the 1970s,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. (March 2015).

“Digital Storytelling and Public Humanities Programming,” 7th Annual Conference on the Public Humanities, The Public Good, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (April 2014).

“Growing a Better Pea: Canners, Farmers, and Agricultural Scientists in the 1910s and 1920s,” History of Science Colloquium, University of Wisconsin-Madison (October 2012).

“Finding the Roots of the American Food Industry Beneath the Cannery Floor,” Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (May 2012).

“From the Imagined Consumer to the Controlled Consumer or Thinking on Narrative Turning Points,” Brown Bag Presentation, Department of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (April 2012).

“The ABCs of Crops and Cans: Grading for Quality in the U.S. Canning Industry,” Agricultural History Society Annual Conference meeting, Springfield, Illinois (June 2011).

“From Farm to Can: Seed Breeding in the Early American Canning Industry,” History of Science Society Annual Conference, Montréal, Quebec (November 2010).

“From Farm to Can: The Canning Industry and Agricultural Production in the Early Twentieth Century,” Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science (WHEATS), Madison, Wisconsin (August 2010).

“Who Speaks for the Consumer?  Canned Food Labels and the Fight to Represent the Consumer in the New Deal Era,” CHE Graduate Student Symposium, University of Wisconsin (April 2010).

“Regulating Food in a Time of Scarcity: Protecting Consumers in the 1930s,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon (March 2010).

“Responses to The Plow that Broke the Plains,” as part of “The Reel Dust Bowl: Roundtable on The Plow that Broke the Plains and the Role of Film in Environmental History,” American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho (March 2008).


Co-Organizer, Stillwater Food Studies, Oklahoma State University, May 2017-Present.

“Preparing Online Instructors,” Certificate Course for Online Instruction, Oklahoma State University, September 2014.

“Writing Food: A Writing Workshop in Creative Non-Fiction,” Seminar with Laura Shapiro, Cullman Center Institute for Teachers, New York Public Library, July 2012.

Mellon/Wisconsin Dissertation Writing Camp II, Writing Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, June 2012.

Food Programming Liaison, GreenHouse Environmental Learning Community, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 2011-May 2012.

Coordinator, Local Foods Tour, American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference in Madison, WI, March 2012.

Organizer, Oral History Workshop, University Libraries and Archives, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2010.

Graduate Student Representative, Center for Culture, History, and Environment Executive Committee, Fall 2008- Spring 2009.

Organizing Committee, Center for Culture, History, and Environment, Agricultural Landscapes Place-Based Workshop to Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, May 2008.


Discussion Leader, Food Themes in A Fire In Beulah by Rilla Askew, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Stillwater Public Library, April 2016.

Guest Instructor, Cowboy Cooking School, Department of Wellness, Oklahoma State University, April 2015.

Communications Coordinator, Wisconsin School Gardening Initiative, Community GroundWorks, Madison, WI, May 2013-August 2013.

Co-founder and Organizer, Madison Storytellers, Madison, WI, April 2012-August 2013.

Principal Organizer, Global Food for Thought Meal Series, GreenHouse Environmental Learning Community, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 2011-May 2012.

Planning Committee, Madison Youth Grow Local Conference, Community Groundworks, Madison, WI, Spring 2010 and 2011.

Social Media Coordinator, Communications Committee, Community GroundWorks, Madison, WI, Fall 2009-2013.

Instructor, “You Are What You Eat: Environmental Studies through Food,” Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) for students of color and low-income students, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 2010.

Community Liaison through Green Screen: Community Engagement through Film, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Community GroundWorks, Fall 2009

Panelist for New Graduate Student Orientation, Office of Fellowships and Funding Resources, University of Wisconsin-Madison, August 2009.

Graduate Student Mentor, History of Science, UW-Madison, 2008-2012.

Organizing Committee, Tales from Planet Earth Community and Environmental Film Festival, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2007 and 2009.


American Historical Association (AHA), American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), History of Science Society (HSS), Agricultural History Society (AHS)


To download a pdf version of the CV, click here: Zeide CV Sp2017


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