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L. Sasha Gora

L. Sasha Gora, MSc

Lecturer in American Cultural History and PhD Student


Food cultural history, modern and contemporary art, museum studies, visual culture and film studies, 19th and 20th century North American history, Indigenous studies, environmental history

L. Sasha Gora studied art history, international development, and museum studies in Montreal, Copenhagen, and Gothenburg. She has a joint honors Bachelor degree from McGill University, Canada, (2010) and a Master of Science from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2012). In 2015, she joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society as a doctoral candidate and in autumn 2019 she submitted her dissertation about the representation of Indigenous foodways in Canada. Since 2015, she has been teaching cultural history courses at the Amerika-Institut, and in spring 2019 she was a visiting scholar in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She has lectured about food cultural history and led workshops at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, and elsewhere, and has written for publications such as "BBC Travel" "Chickpea," and "VICE."


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