See my CV for a list of all published and forthcoming publications.
OA refers to open access versions of my publication. 

Refereed Books 

Ingredients for Revolution: American Feminist Restaurants, Cafes, and Coffeehouses, 1972- 2022 
(Concordia University Press 2022), 440 pages (OA link)

engage in public scholarship book cover

Engage in Public Scholarship!: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication (
Concordia University Press 2022), 384 pages, (OA link)

Books in Development
Digital Queers, TechnoDykes, Hi-Tech Gays, and Lavender Bytes: A History of American, Canadian, and British LGBTQ+ Cyber Activism 1992-2002.

Illustrated Guide to Queer Food with Recipes!

Recoding Feminisms: Algorithmic Resistance, Resilience, and Liberation (1956-2022), in research and early writing stage

Trade Books/ Bookettes
Buy a copy of How to DIY A Feminist Restaurant
(only $4.95 through Microcosm Publishing):

Buy a copy of How to Organize Inclusive Events: A Handbook for Feminist, Accessible, and Sustainable Gatherings (only $5.95 through Microcosm Publishing): 

PhD Dissertation: 
“Serving Up Revolution: Feminist Restaurants, Cafés, and Coffeehouses from 1972-1989 in the United States and Canada” (2018): Downloadable PDF available here

Alex Ketchum's peer reviewed journal articles:

“Smashing the Demon Lizard Patriarchy: Queer Feminist Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch Podcasts Raise the Stakes for Queer Feminist Sonic Space,”Slayage Journal, December 27, 2023. (OA version)

“Kitchen BYTES: The RetroFuturism of Kitchen Computers and Robots,” Gastronomica, Summer, accepted and forthcoming (issue # 23.1), 2023, (OA version:


“AI, Big Data, and Surveillance Zines as Forms of Community Healthcare”
with Nina Morena, Journal of Feminist Media Studies, published Nov 28, 2022, OA version:

 “‘All Are Welcome Here’?: Navigating Race, Class, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Age, and Disability in American Feminist Coffeehouses of the 1970s and 1980s” in Gender, Work, Organization, December 2020, doi: 10.1111/gwao.12595

"Counter Culture: The Making of Feminist Food," Cuizine: Journal of Canadian Food Studies. Volume 2, Number 2. 2016/2017. (open access)

"'The Place We've Always Wanted to Go But Never Could Find': Finding Woman Space in Ontario's Feminist Restaurants and Cafes 1974-1982," Feminist Studies, Issue 44, Number 1, 2018, 126-152.
(open access repository link: )

"Cooking the Books: Feminist Restaurant Owners’ Relationships with Banks, Loans and Taxes," Journal of Business History, October 17, 2019: 

« Memory Has Added Seasoning », Anthropology of Food [Online], Articles, Online since 26 April 2019: (open access)

“Lost Spaces, Lost Technologies, and Lost People: Online Public History Projects Seeking to Recover LGBTQ+ Histories” Digital Humanities Quarterly (2020) Issue 14.3 (open access)

“Say “Hi” From Gaia”: Women’s Travel Guides and Lesbian Feminist Community Formation in the Pre-Internet Era (1975-1992),” Journal of Feminist Media Studies (2019).

CuiZine Spring Issue of 2018: “Fermentation as Engagement: on more-than-human connections and materiality,” Guest Editor Introduction, (open access)

CuiZine Winter Issue of 2019: "Fermentation as Agitation: Transforming how we live together", Guest Editor Introduction:
(open access)

“Brewing Change: Gender and Labour in Historical Texts”  Chapter in Musings Stories with Food, Feminism, Fermentation, December 1,2019,  pages 36-39: (open access)

Refereed Book Chapters 

“University Media Relations, Public Scholarship, and Online Harassment” in Carrie Baker and Aviva Dove-Viebahn (eds.), Public Feminisms: Community Engagement through Writing, Research and Activism, Lever Press, (accepted and forthcoming winter 2023 in open access)

“Recipe for a Queer Cookbook,” chapter in Queering Nutrition and Dietetics: LGBTQ+ Reflections on Food Through Art, edited by Phillip Joy and Megan Aston, Routledge, Ch. 18, 127-134, October 2022

“The Surprisingly Long History of Feminist Eateries on Instagram,” in Food Instagram: Identity, Influence, and Negotiation edited volume by Emily Contois and Zenia Kish, University of Illinois Press, published May 2022  

Wright, D., Ketchum, A., Marks, G., “Draft Doctors: The Migration of American Physicians to Canada during the Vietnam War”, in Laurence Monnais and David Wright (eds.), Doctors without Borders: The Transnational Migration of Physicians in the Twentieth Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 2016), 166-184.

Conference Proceedings
“Counter Narratives: American and Canadian Feminist Restaurants from 1972 to Present” in Food and Power: the Oxford Food Symposium 2019 Proceedings. Oxford Food Symposium, 151-161.


“Report on the State of Resources Provided to Support Scholars Against Harassment, Trolling, and Doxxing While Doing Public Media Work and How University Media Relations Offices/ Newsrooms Can Provide Better Support,” Canada wide research study, July 15, 2020

LGBTQIA2S+ Student, Faculty, and Staff Activism at McGill Exhibit physical exhibit October 3- December 20, 2022 on main floor of McLennan Library online exhibit with hundreds of entries at, includes classroom materials, resources for researchers

From Tech Wizard to Cyber Witch: 40 Years of Invocations of Computing Technologies as Magic, digital exhibit launched April 10, 2022,

"What’s the Recipe for a Queer Cookbook: North American Queer Cookbooks and Recipes.” Physical exhibit: August 18- December 20, 2021. Digital exhibit:

"Gendered Cultures of Beer and Cheese: the regulation of human and microbial bodies on the home and industrial scales." Osler Library of the History of Medicine (September-October 2017)
Mentioned on the radio program: A Way With Words on November 6:

Find out what's being written and said about Alex Ketchum's Research!

Ingredients for Revolution was featured as the “Book Pick” of the month for March 2024 issue of the Damn History Newsletter,

Podcast guest on Slayerfest98, discussing my article on queer feminist sonic space created by Buffy podcasts, March 16, 2024

Interviewed by Megan Paetzhold for New York Magazine on lesbian restaurants pre-Stonewall in New York City, March 3, 2024

Interviewed by KCRW: Good Food Radio (Los Angeles) about feminist restaurants, March 16, 2024

Talking Queer Food and Where to Find it In the City,” interviewed by Ivy Lerner Frank for “Tastemakers” for The Main, February 29, 2024

Künstliche Intelligenz und ihre Vorurteile,” interviewed by Atifa Qazi for Kulturaustausch on AI in Montreal, Feb 15, 2024 (interview is in German)

Review of Engage in Public Scholarship by Emmanuelle Gareau for Les3Sex, Feb 6, 2024

Interviewed on the podcast Library Punk, Episode 188 “Queer Internet Hitory ft. Dr. Alex Ketchum), January 17, 2024

Step Inside Mother Courage, New York’s Lesbian Owned Feminist Café,” discusses my book Ingredients for Revolution, by Ethan Moser for GCN (Gay Community News) Ireland, December 20, 2023

Interviewed for Them Magazine as part of the article “Inside the Historic Lesbian Cafes that Fed The Feminist Movement” about my book Ingredients for Revolution by Leo Leah Kirts, November 22, 2023

Interviewed for Gender, Sex, and Tech Podcast. “Interview with Dr. Alex Ketchum,” Season Two, Episode Five, November 3, 2023

Ingredients for Revolution reviewed by Kristin Plys for Gastronomica, volume 23, issue 3, Fall 2023

Interviewed for Taste on queer cookbooks, “Pass the Butchy Borscht: Digging in the Lesbian Cookbook Archives” by Emma Banks, October 24, 2023

Interviewed for 2SLGBTQIA+ Canada History Month YouTube Channel on queer feminist restaurants, interviewed by Alessio Ponzio, October 1, 2023

Interviewed for Q4Q: A Queer Personals Podcast on queer Canadian archives and lesbian and queer women’s spaces, episode “The Body Politic,” Sept 5, 2023

Interviewed for Unhinged Collaboration Podcast, September 1, 2023

Interviewed for A Seat at the Table Podcast by Spare Ribs Club on feminism, food, and dinner parties, on August 4, 2023

Interviewed about feminist, lesbian, and queer restaurants for “Enjoying the Legacy of Feminist Restaurants and Cafes” by Paul Gallant for Pink Ticket Travel, July 12 and for Xtra* on July 28, 2023

Interviewed by Jonathan Kauffman for Food and Wine Magazine on queer food, July 1, 2023

Interviewed about building LGBTQ2S+ Directories and Archive Lists for Out History and the LGBTQ Oral History Digital Collaboratory, July 5 and August 7, 2023

Interviewed for Anne Helen Peterson’s Newsletter/Substack Culture Study, about Ingredients for Revolution, July 2, 2023

Interviewed about Ingredients for What’s Old is News/ History Slam Podcast, June 29, 2023: Active History.

Scholarship used in “Have You Been Inside a Gay Bay Recently,” Metropolis Mag, June 28, 2023

“Lesbian bars have endured — with community, grit and a little reinvention” interviewed by Chabeli Carrazana, for The 19th News, June 12, 2023

“Feminism in the 21st Century, An Interview with Dr. Alex Ketchum,” podcast interview for the Ivy Tower Boiler Room, June 10, 2023

Culinary Historians of Canada, Review of Ingredients for Revolution by Ivy Lerner-Frank, June 3, 2023

Online articles from McGill Internal Source Regarding Principal’s Prize 2023

Publisher’s Weekly article on Feminist Bookstores, March 17, 2023

Sinister Wisdom: A Multicultural Lesbian Literary and Arts Journal (Spring Issue), Review of Ingredients for Revolution by Elise Schloff, pages 279-281, March 16, 2023

Interview on the Academic Life Podcast on the New Books Network, “Can we Engage in Public Scholarship with Feminist and Accessible Communication?”:, March 9, 2023
“Dip Me In Honey and Throw Me to Lesbians,” Interview on History is Gay Podcast:, Feb 6, 2023
 ““Ingredients for Revolution” Offers a New Look at Social Justice Movement History” by Stef Rubino, Autostraddle, Jan 10, 2023:
Interviewed for “Inman Square has long been a sanctuary for feminist businesses,” Boston Business Journal, December 20, 2022,
Consulted on my research for September 29, 2022 episode of Atlas Obscura Podcast,
Interviewed for “Somerville bookshop owner follows a legacy of feminist businesses,” Boston Business Journal, June 30, 2022,
“Business for Women, Lesbians, and Feminists” on the Bad with Money Podcast, interviewed by Gaby Dunn, June 15, 2022,
“Cyberwitches: From Zoom rituals to casting spells with emojis” interviewed for Endless Thread,  May 23, 2022, WBUR Boston Public Radio,
On Kitchen Computers for Milk Street Radio, March 18, 2022, WGBH Boston Radio,
On Gettin' Air with Dr. Alex Ketchum, podcast interview with Terry Greene of Getting’Air: The Open Pedagogy Podcast, Feb 14, 2022. 
also on EdTech Radio on Feb 16,
Engaged Scholarship with Dr. Alex Ketchum, podcast interview with Women in Archaeology Podcast, Jan 23, 2022.
On Engaging in Public Scholarship, podcast episode interview with the Self-Compassionate Professor, January 9, 2022.
“What's the Recipe for a Queer Cookbook? (feat. Dr. Alex Ketchum)” interview episode on the podcast A Queered Taste, September 25, 2021. 
 Interviewed by Eva Julia van Dam for La Gazette des Femmes, July 22, 2021: 
“Interview with Dr. Alex Ketchum,” Preserve Journal, April 8, 2021, (volume 17)

“On the Feminist and Accessible Publishing, Communications and Technologies Speaker Series” radio interview on CKUT 90.3 Montreal, January 11, 2021, and

Podcast Interview with Anthropodish: “Feminist Restaurants and Accessible Scholarship,” November 9, 2020

Podcast Interview with Femidish: “Feminism, Anarchy, and AI," October 20, 2020

"Breaking Down Barriers: Alexandra Ketchum, McGill Faculty Lecturer at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies chose to bring light to these issues by creating the Feminist and Accessible Publishing, Communications, and Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series" by Alexandrine Royer for McGill Arts Bulletin, December 3, 2019.

Interview with CBC Radio Montreal's "Daybreak" on March 15, 2018

“The Scholar Mapping America’s Forgotten Feminist Restaurants”, interview with Reina Gattuso of Atlas Obscura, June 22, 2019

“Reclaiming Cooking: The Legacy of Feminist Restaurants”, interview with Sarah Cooke of Fembot Magazine, July 9,  2019,

Interviewed for Oyler, Lauren. "Eating Out, as a Feminist." Broadly. 28 Sept, 2015

Interviewed for Vice Magazine: Kennedy, Alicia. "This Consciousness Raising Cafe Wants You to Eat Like a Feminist." MUNCHIES. Vice Magazine, 20 July, 2018

"Discriminatoires, les gyms pour femmes?, interview with Suzanne Colpron of La Presse, Dec 16, 2019,

“How to Start a Feminist Restaurant: A Chat with Alexandra Ketchum,” Interviewed by Nursing Clio on feminist restaurants on September 4, 2018:

Radio Interview: “Let's Go with Sabrina Marandola and Nantali Indongo - Are women-only spaces discriminatory?,” on CBC Radio (broadcasted to all of Quebec), December 23, 2019

Radio interview on CKUT 96.7, Sudburry, Ontario’s "Eat This, Drink That," July 4, 2019

Book reviewed by Liisbeth: Field Notes for Feminists in Business on March 16, 2018

Interviewed on Beer Today, Beer Tomorrow on September 29, 2017:

Interviewed by Radio-Canada: Winnipeg by Martine Bordeleau. « la journée de la femme et le mouvement d'identité féministe dans des restaurants>>; March 8, 2017. (interview starts at 7h24)

Interviewed by student journalists of the Wesleyan Argus on my invited guest talk on Capitalism, Feminism, and Restaurants,, October 8, 2018

Interviewed for Zapata, Mariana. "Add a Surrealist Touch to Your Thanksgiving with these Dali Recipes" Atlas Obscura. November 23, 2016.

Project featured on the Quebec Gay Archives website on May 28, 2018:

Research cited by Maria McGrath in “Living feminist: the liberation and limits of countercultural business and radical lesbian ethics at Bloodroot Restaurant”:

Foodstock Conference at Wesleyan, Spring 2012, video of panel "Food as a Topic of Scholarly Pursuit," speaking about my undergraduate honor's thesis and food in academia:

Also, one of Ketchum's students Eléa Regembal recently created a map about Montreal lesbian bars:

Book Reviews 
“Book Review of Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry by Anna Zeide." Environmental History, January 2020, Volume 20, Number 5

“Book Review of Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies by David R. Boyd." The Goose: The Journal for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada, Spring Issue 2018, Volume 16, Number 2.

“Book Review of The Politics of the Pantry." Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures Cuizine:/Revue des cultures culinaires au Canada,Volume 5, Number 2, 2014.

Encyclopedia Entries
“Restaurant Management” in Albala, Ken. The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. Sage Publications, 2015:  1203-1206.