Member Spotlight

AHA Member Spotlight: Scott Alves Barton

Scott Alves Barton defended his dissertation, Feeding the Gods: Sacred Nagô Culinary Religious Culture in Northeastern Brazil, and was awarded his PhD in food studies from New York University in May 2016. Scott continues to maintain affiliation with NYU as an adjunct instructor, and is developing a collaborative multi-media project studying food and foodways as a locus of community development in the nascent days of the Black Arts Movement, second-wave African American Feminist Movement, and Civil Rights Movement in New York City.

AHA Member Spotlight: Marisa Richmond

Marisa Richmond is an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of History and Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  She lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and has been a member of the AHA since 1987.