Alumna Anna Zeide Receives 2019 James Beard Award

Book Cover: CannedAnna Zeide (Ph.D. 2014) an alumna and current Assistant Professor of History at Oklahoma State University has received the 2019 award for best Reference, History and Scholarship book from the James Beard Foundation! Zeide won the award for her 2018 book Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry (University of California Press). The book uncovers the complex history of food preservation in the United States, charting the shift in societal attitudes surrounding canned goods once the technique became commercialized. Her book was inspired by her dissertation project at UW-Madison, conducted under the advice and careful guidance from History faculty such as Bill Cronon and Gregg Mitman.

To read more about Zeide and her research, visit College of Letters and Science.