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About Edward Chamberlain

In my research, I build on the critical thought and methods of American studies and cultural studies scholarship. My work considers contemporary portrayals of ethnicity, gender, food, and sexuality in transnational cultural contexts. Specifically, I study how culture including texts and performances portray identities within the contexts of family and migration to the United States. My current research is a study of spans the cultural experiences of food and the ways that several Latinx groups articulate their community engagement in film, autobiography, nonfiction, and other life writing. This research considers the narratives of migrant people from the Americas, including Chile and Puerto Rico. I also am working on research that involves representations of nature, environmentalism and other social movements. In the past, I have taught classes that focus on American masculinity, comparative arts, nature writing, and poetry, among others.


Present Associate Professor, University of Washington Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


2022 - Present Funds for Study of Latinx Food Culture
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
Scholarship of Teaching and Research
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, Association for the Study of Food & Society
Member, Cultural Studies Association
Member, Latin American Studies Association
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Honors and Awards

  • Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship ($25,000)
  • Arts Bridging Communities at UW Tacoma ($77,000)


  • AMST 430: Queer Performances
  • AMST 210: American Cultures & Perspectives
  • AMST 250: Science Fiction in American Cultures
  • LAX 225: Latinx Cultural Expressions
  • LIT 311: Masculinities in Literature & Culture
  • AMST 350: American Food Studies


PhD, Indiana University Bloomington

Books (1)

Articles (11)

Book Chapters (3)

Encyclopedia Entries (5)

Reviews (5)

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