Ashley Rose Young Joins Smithsonian as Historian of American Food History Project

Ashley Rose Young Joins Smithsonian as Historian of American Food History Project

Duke Magazine recently featured Ashley Rose Young's work with the American Food History Project at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. The article, "Ph.Ds are Defining Success in a New Way," can be found here.

Young interned with the American Food History Project this summer with the support of the Versatile Humanists at Duke Internship Program. In that position, she began co-curating the refresh of the exhibition, FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2015. Young also became the host and program developer of a monthly live cooking demonstration program called "Cooking Up History" hosted in the National Museum of American History.

Young successfully defended her dissertation in November of 2017. In January 2018, she will join the Smithsonian Food History team full time as the Historian of the American Food History Project where she will continue to co-curate the refresh of the FOOD exhibition, host "Cooking Up History," and research and write about the dynamic culinary history of the United States.

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