Dr. Alex Ketchum received her PhD from the Department of History at McGill University while focusing on feminist restaurants, cafes, and coffeehouses in the United States in Canada from the 1960s to present day. Her work integrates, food, environmental, and gender history. She has a MA in History and Women and Gender Studies also from McGill University and a Honors BA in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Wesleyan University.

At McGill University, she is the Faculty Lecturer of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies.

In addition to her dissertation research, she is co-founder and editor of The Historical Cooking Project (, a website dedicated to food history scholarship. For a full list of her publications, go to

She is actively involved in feminist, food, and environmental politics. She was co-manager of an organic farm from 2008-2012 and has worked on organic farms in Ireland and France. In 2009, she founded Farm House in Middletown, Connecticut, a living community dedicated to food politics work that continues today.

For more information about Alex Ketchum, go to her personal website: