Previous Rosenthal Blumenfeld Gulf South Food Studies Fellows:

Liberal Arts Faculty:


Marcus Coleman, PhD, Strategy, Leadership and Analytics

“Food System Leadership in the Greater New Orleans Region”

Course: “Food System Leadership in the Greater New Orleans Region”


Thomas J. Adams, PhD, History (VAP)

Course: HISU-3912-01 Food, Power, & Inequality


Allison Truitt, PhD, Anthropology

“The relationship between religion and food in the Gulf South region”

Course: ANTH 3770: Global Vietnam


Blake Gilpin, PhD, History

“Hansen’s SnoBliz: A Love Story”

Course: HISU 6910 Sno-bliz: Family, Ice, and Sugar

Amalia Leguizamón, PhD, Sociology and Latin American Studies

“Food and Agriculture in the Mississippi and Paraná River Regions (working title)”

Course: SOCI 6012 Sociology of Food and Agriculture

Liberal Arts Graduate Students


Devin Wright, doctoral candidate, City, Culture and Community

“Change is Growing: Climate Change and Food Justice Among Small‐Scale Agricultural Producers in the Metropolitan New Orleans Area.”

LaToya Tufts, doctoral candidate, City, Culture and Community

“Environment, Development, and Culture: Examining Louisiana’s Oyster Strategic Plan”

Fellows from other fellowship programs (Monroe, Global South, and Gulf South Writer in the Woods) whose research relates to food studies:

  • Diego Rose (Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences), "Access to Healthy Food: Impact of a New Orleans Initiative" - $8100
  • Frances Roberts-Gregory (Environmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley) "Climate Justice" - $4500
  • Liam Grealy (Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, The University of Sydney) “Drinking in New Orleans“ - $3000 [water map project]
  • Sarah Fouts (Latin American Studies - Sociology, University of Maryland Baltimore County) and Chloe Sigal (New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice) "From Banana Republics to Palm Oil Plantations and Hotels: Foregrounding Extractivist Development in Discussions on Honduran Migration" - $3000
  • Ladee Hubbard (English and Africana Studies), The Rib King - $5000
  • Jonathan Ryan Kennedy (Anthropology), "The Archeology of Historic New Orleans Foodways and Environmental Change" - $3520