Dr. Lisa Haushofer to Speak about the History of Food Adulteration

Presented by the Social and Administrative Sciences Division of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, the American Institute of the History of Pharmacy, and the Go Big Read initiative

Dr. Lisa Haushofer from the University of Toronto Culinaria Research Center will be on UW-Madison’s campus early next week. While visiting, Dr. Haushofer will host a public talk titled, “Food, Science, Consumption: Beyond the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906,” conduct research in the AIHP Historical Collections, and conduct a seminar for pharmacy graduate students.

Dr. Haushofer’s public presentation, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15th from 12:00-1:00 pm in Room 1116 of Rennebohm Hall, will be in association with the campus-wide Go Big Read of Poison Squad by Deborah Blum. She will explain the movement against food adulteration beyond 1906 and the era of USDA Chief Chemist Harvey Washington Wiley. Her talk will focus on the broader context of nutrition science and will demonstrate how the food industry mobilized against expert evaluation. (See poster at the bottom of this post for more information about this presentation).

In addition to her public talk, Dr. Haushofer will conduct research in AIHP’s Kremer Reference files and other historical collections. She will also lead a workshop-seminar to current graduate students from the School of Pharmacy about “perfecting” writing for graduate school and beyond.

Dr. Haushofer received her MA from the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at the University College London and her PhD from the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University. Currently, Dr. Haushofer is a Post-doctorate Fellow at the Culinaria Research Center where she examines the emergence of nutritional consumer products and their role in shaping the production of nutritional knowledge. Alongside her research studies, she is a member of the editorial team of Gastronomica a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal publishing topics on critical and translational studies on food; a member of the editorial book review team of Social History of Alcohol and Drugs; and a co-founder of Remedia, a collaborative blog discussing contemporary relevance topics on the history of medicine.

Please visit Dr. Lisa Haushofer’s personal website for more information about herself and her research.

Poster for presentation by Lisa Haushofer
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