Charlotte Biltekoff, UC Davis

Charlotte Biltekoff is an associate professor of American studies and food science and technology at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of dietary health and the values and beliefs that shape American eating habits.

Biltekoff's research focuses on the cultural politics of dietary health and the values and beliefs that shape American eating habits. At UC Davis, Biltekoff works at the intersection of the humanities/social sciences and the sciences, building bridges between scientific and cultural approaches to questions about food and health.

She is the author of Eating Right in America: The Cultural Politics of Food and Health (2013, Duke), an exploration of the social and cultural dimensions of dietary advice and the changing meaning of “eating right” over the course of the last century.

Biltekoff also serves on the advisory committee for the UC Davis World Food Center, the Executive committee of the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, and the editorial board of Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies.

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