Terra Barrett is a St. John’s native who has just completed the requirements for a BA with a major in Folklore and a minor in French from Memorial University. She is returning to Memorial in the fall to complete her MA in Folklore with a focus on public/applied folklore. Her interests include foodways, customs, material culture and public folklore. She is hoping for a beautiful summer so that her garden will flourish and grow.
Emily J. H. Contois
Emily Contois is currently a PhD student in American Studies at Brown University. She holds an MLA in Gastronomy from Boston University, an MPH in Public Health Nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in Letters from the University of Oklahoma. Her work combines scientific and humanistic approaches to studying food, eating, health, and the body within the everyday American experience. She blogs at emilycontois.com and tweets @emilycontois.
M. Ruth Dike
M. Ruth Dike will start as a PhD student at the University of Kentucky, Lexington in the Anthropology department in the Fall 2014. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2012 and a Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy from Boston University in 2014. Her research focuses on the anthropology of food and foodways, gender, identity, globalization, diasporic studies, and applied anthropology in Morocco, the Moroccan diaspora, and beyond.
Ryan Eanes is a PhD candidate in media studies at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication. His interests pertain to television and new media and how these channels can complicate our enjoyment of food as well as our interactions with each other. He has presented on food and media topics at the International Communication Association conference, among others, and his writing has appeared in such journals as Mobile Media & Communication.
Diana Garvin is a PhD candidate in Italian Studies at Cornell University. Her forthcoming essay, “A Fine Linea: How Food Advertisements Evoked and Created Gender Divisions” will appear in Italian Food: Fact and Fiction (New York: Bloomsbury, 2014). She has also published translations of Biopolitics theorists Antonio Negri and Roberto Esposito. She received her AB in Romance Studies at Harvard University in 2006.
Mu Li is a PhD candidate in the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His research centers on ethnicity and diaspora with a current focus on Chinese in Newfoundland.
Noah Morritt will begin the PhD program in the Department of Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Fall 2014. His research in oral and community history explores questions related to identity, memory, and historical consciousness. His research interests include oral history, narrative, religious folklife, and Quaker studies.
Paul Smith is a Professor in Memorial University’s Department of Folklore where he teaches in courses in foodways. He is an avid collector of books and ephemera.
After more than 25 years' work in national, state, and local public folklore organizations, Tim Lloyd became Executive Director of the American Folklore Society in 2001. He received his PhD from George Washington University, and specializes in foodways, occupational culture, and the history of the field of folklore studies.
Robert James Smith
Dr. Robert James Smith is a professor of English Education at Southern Cross University in Australia. He is one of the Editors of the scholarly journal Australian Folklore. In addition to foodways, his research interests include contemporary memorial customs, regional studies, and humour within the school classroom.
Gina Snooks is a Master of Gender Studies student at Memorial University of Newfoundland. With a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Folklore, she keeps one foot planted in Folklore studies. Like a rolling stone, who’ll gather no moss, she often wanders about making photographs about life stories and culture.
Katrina Wynn is the Archives Manager at the Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine. Along with LuAnne Roth, Katrina is a co-convener of the Foodways Section of AFS. She received her MA in Folk Studies from Western Kentucky University in 2012. In 2007, she was introduced to folklore through an internship at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, where she has since interned a second time, as well as interning at the Vermont Folklife Center and Traditional Arts in Upstate New York. Katrina is currently working on a graduate certificate in Digital Curation from UMaine.