The Foodlorist

food studies + folklore + public history

Esther Martin-Ullrich

Gastronomy, MLA Candidate, Boston University

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 EDUCATION:                   Boston University, Boston, MA

                                                MLA, Gastronomy, 2018

                                                Food History & Culture Concentration

 

                                                Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
                                                BA, Theater, May 2010

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Encyclopedia Articles

Scheduled: Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Cheesesteak,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2017).

Scheduled: Esther Martin-Ullrich, “King Cake,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2017).

Scheduled: Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Shoofly Pie,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2017).

Scheduled: Esther Martin-Ullrich, “Hoagies,” We Eat What? A Cultural Encyclopedia of American Regional Food (ed. Jonathan Deutsch, ABC-CLIO, 2017).

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.

 

Book Chapters in Edited Volumes

Esther Martin-Ullrich, “The Tao of Food” in Alimentazione, la sfida del nuovo millennio (Nutrition: The Challenges of the New Millennium), written by Alberto Michelini (Rome, Italy: L'Erma di Bretschneider, 2015). Second Edition. 66-67.

 

CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS:

“Teaching Food History in an Interdisciplinary Program,” Research Assistant, 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.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Docent, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA, March 2015 - Ongoing

  • Historical interpreter in Freeman Farmhouse, demonstrating hearth cooking and women’s crafts.

 

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

History of Wine, Sandy Block, Boston University, Spring 2017

Pots & Pans, Dr. Mary Beaudry, Boston University, Spring 2017

Food & Public History, Dr. Karen Metheny, Boston University, Spring 2016

Anthropology of Food, Dr. Ellen Rovner, Boston University, Fall 2015

Cookbooks & History, Dr. Karen Metheny, Boston University, Spring 2015

Introduction to Gastronomy: Theory & Methodology, Dr. Karen Metheny, Boston University, Fall 2014

Food History, Dr. Ken Albala, Boston University, Fall 2014

Culture & Cuisine: Quebec, Dr. Rachel Black, Boston University, Fall 2013

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Association for the Study of Food and Society

Association for Living History, Farm and Agriculture Museums

Boston University Gastronomy Student’s Association

Graduate Association of Food Studies

  • Social Media Proposal
  • Creation of Social Media Pages (Twitter, Facebook)

Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, 2012-2014

 

BLOGGING (Refer to www.estherwrites.com for clips)

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

Meal Ticket, Intern, www.citypaper.net/mealticket, 2011

Green Aisle Grocery, Store Blog, www.greenaislegrocery.com, 2011

 

LANGUAGE

French – Beginner level reading proficiency

Spanish – Beginner level reading proficiency

 

 

Copyright Esther Martin-Ullrich, 2017