Emelyn Rude

Doctoral Student

I am a PhD student at King's College funded by a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. I previously completed my BA in Social Studies at Harvard University (2012) and my MPhil in Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge (2018). 

My research interests include the history of food and diet and the reciprocal relationship between the environment and what people eat. My thesis project, supervised by Prof. Paul Warde, focuses on the impact that fish stock collapses have had on American eating habits.

Supervisor and Co-Teacher, Paper 26: Consumption and Consumer Culture in the United States (2020-2021)

Supervisor, Paper 24: the History of the United States, 1865-present (2019-2020)

"The Oyster-Shrimp Transition in American Cookery," London School of Economics Graduate Economic History Seminar, 18 November 2020 (online)

"Fish and the American Food System," University of Cambridge Economic and Social History Graduate Workshop, 20 January 2020



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785 King's College



Key publications

Eaten: the Food History Magazine (2017-present) 

Tastes Like Chicken: a History of America's Favorite Bird (Pegasus Books, 2016)