Carla Cevasco is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University. She is a historian of food, medicine, and material culture in colonial North America. She is Director of the New Jersey Folk Festival. Her first project, Violent Appetites, is a history of scarcity in early America. Her second project explores plant agency and medicine in the early Atlantic. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Early American Studies and New England Quarterly.
Areas of interest: colonial North America and the Atlantic World; food; borderlands; material culture; medicine and the body