Rachel Black

Black_sm2Assistant Professor & Academic Coordinator
Gastronomy Program

Associate Editor, Food & Foodways

PhD, Universita degli Studi di Torino, Italy

808 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

rblack at bu.edu
tel. (617) 358-6291
fax. (617) 353-4130

Visit Rachel Black’s website.

Research Interests:

  • Anthropology of food
  • Urban agriculture
  • Food distribution

Courses Taught:

MET ML 641 Anthropology of Food
MET ML 701 Introduction to Gastronomy: Theory and Methodology
MET ML 715 Food and the Senses
MET ML 639 Culture and Cuisine of Québec

Brief Biography:

Rachel Black is an assistant professor and academic coordinator of the Gastronomy Program at Boston University. She holds a PhD in Anthropology. Her research focuses on food distribution and agricultural production in Italy. Black is the author of Porta Palazzo: Food, Place and Community at the Market (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) and co-editor of the forthcoming Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass (Berg).