Gastronomy, MLA Candidate, Boston University
EDUCATION: Boston University, Boston, MA
MLA, Gastronomy, 2019
Food History & Culture Concentration
Thesis Project (pending approval): Public History/Interpretation & Sensory Programming
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BA, Theater, May 2010
Essays in Edited Volumes
Esther Martin-Ullrich, “The Tao of Food,” Alimentazione, la sfida del nuovo millennio (Nutrition: The Challenges of the New Millennium). Alberto Michelini (Rome, Italy: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2015). Second Edition. 66-67.
Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Cheesesteak,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2018).
Esther Martin-Ullrich, “King Cake,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2018).
Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Shoofly Pie,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2018).
Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Sub / Hoagie / Grinder,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2018).
Esther Martin-Ullrich “Saint Gall,” Oxford Companion to Cheese (ed. Catherine Donnelly, Oxford University Press, 2016). Winner: James Beard Award in Reference and Scholarship, 2017
Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Advertising and Marketing of Food,” Encyclopedia of Food Issues (ed. Ken Albala, SAGE Publications, 2015), 1-6.
Refereed Scholarly Online Writing
upcoming, “Research Notes: Sensory Exploration and Living History,” Digest: A Journal of Foodways & Culture, Fall 2018.
Blogging (refer to www.estherwrites.com for clips)
In Development: Monthly contribution to the Smithsonian Center for Folklife & Cultural Heritage’s digital magazine, Folklife, #FoodwaysFriday series, https://folklife.si.edu/magazine, Summer 2018
Why’d You Eat That?, Personal Blog, www.whydyoueatthat.com, 2011-Ongoing
Candy Favorites, Guest Poster, www.candyfavorites.com/blog, 2012
Philadelphia Science Festival, Official Blogger, www.philasciencefestival.org/blog, 2011-2012
Green Aisle Grocery, Store Blog, www.greenaislegrocery.com, 2011
Online Media (refer to www.estherwrites.com for clips)
Meal Ticket, Intern, www.citypaper.net/mealticket, 2011
Philadelphia Science Festival, Blogger for first ever PSF, 2011-2012
“The Simple Life: Food, Nostalgia, and Living History Museums,” Association for the Study of Food and Society, University of Wisconsin, June 2018
“Bannocks and Willow Tree Bark: Food, Medicine, and Feminism in Outlander,” Graduate Associate for Food Studies, Washington University, October 2017
Co-Facilitator, “Nostalgia Picnic,” Association for the Study of Food and Society, University of Wisconsin, June 2018
Historical Consultant, “Forgotten Foods: Recipes from the NMAH Archives.” Franklin cake recipe, presented by Ashley Rose Young as part of “Cooking Up History” public programming and the 132nd American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, 5 January, 2018.
Research Assistant, “Teaching Food History in an Interdisciplinary Program,” presented by Kyri Watson Claflin. American Historical Association 129th Annual Meeting, Sheraton New York, New York, NY. 4 January, 2015.
Guest Speaker, Food Writing Undergraduate Writing Course taught by Tenaya Darlington, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2012.
“Food & Art” Presentation on correlation between food and art; Delaware Valley Friends School, Paoli, PA, April, 2012.
SERVICE TO PROFESSION:
Historic Educator, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA - Historical interpreter in Freeman Farmhouse, demonstrating hearth cooking and women’s crafts. Experience with 19th century open hearth cooking, bake ovens, and historic butchering. 2015-2017, Visiting docent
Social Media Proposal/Creation of Social Media Pages, Graduate Association for Food Studies, 2014
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:
Association for Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums, 2015-Present
Gastronomy Students’ Association, Boston University, 2014-Present
Graduate Association for Food Studies, 2014-Present
Association for the Study of Food and Society, 2012-Present
Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, 2012-2014