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L. Sasha Gora

L. Sasha Gora, MSc

Doctoral candidate

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Amerika-Institut
Schellingstr. 3 VG
D-80799
München
Room: 213


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 2013 she was selected to participate in the Gwangju Biennale International Curatorial Course, South Korea. 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 contributed articles to publications such as Gather, Chickpea, and MUNCHIES: Food By Vice. In 2015, she joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society as a doctoral candidate, where she is researching the new Nordic food movement, contemporary Canadian cuisine, and reimaginations of Indigenous food cultures. She lectures about North American cultural history at the Amerika-Institut, LMU.

Dissertation ProjectCulinary Land Claims: The Representation of Indigenous Foodways in Canada


Selected Publications

“Book Review: The Sociology of Food. Eating and the Place of Food in Society. By Jean-Pierre Poulain.” Food and Foodways  26, no. 1 (2018): 84–86.

“Eating the North: The Representation of Noma and the North in the Cookbook NOMA: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine.” Graduate Journal of Food Studies 4, no. 2 (Fall 2017).

“Beaver as Offal: The Presence and Absence of Beaver in Canadian Cuisine.” In Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery 2016: Offal, edited by Mark McWilliams, 200–210. London: Prospect Books, 2017.

“Breaking Bread: The Clashing Cults of Sourdough and Gluten Free.” In Food Cults: How Foods, Dogma, and Doctrine Influence Diet, edited by Kima Cargill, 173–86. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.

“Review: Yinka Shonibare—Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.” Public 44 (Fall 2011): 182–83.

“Memory as a Muse for Mortality: The Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City.” In Museums of Ideas, edited by Peter Davies, 474–501. Edinburgh: Museums Etc., 2011.