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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Tracey Deutsch

Tracey DeutschTracey Deutsch is an associate professor of history at the University of Minnesota and a coeditor of the journal Gender and History. She teaches, researches, and writes in the areas of gender and women's history, consumption, critical food studies, and capitalism. She is the author of Building a Housewife's Paradise: Gender, Government, and American Grocery Stores, 1919–1968 (2010), winner of the Association for the Study of Food and Society's book prize. She has also published essays on the uses of women's history and women's labor in contemporary local food discourses. Her current research uses Julia Child's biography to study the emergence of food as a crucial object in middle-class life in the mid-twentieth-century United States. She is also pursuing research on the history of the abstraction of consumer demand in economic thought.


Process: A Blog for American History

Taking Stock: Holidays, Students, Julia Child, and Food