L. Sasha Gora

KWI International Fellow


2022 – present
KWI International Fellow, Essen, Germany

Politics of Food Resident, Delfina Foundation, London, England

2021 – 2022
Editorial Director & Lecturer, Rachel Carson Center, LMU Munich, Germany

2020 – 2021
Environmental Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Humanities & Social Change, Ca‘ Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Bavarian American Academy Dissertation Award

2015 – 2020
Lecturer, Amerika-Institut, LMU Munich, Germany

2015 – 2020
Doctor of Philosophy (summa cum laude), American Cultural History, LMU Munich, Germany

Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, USA

2010 – 2012
Master of Science, International Museum Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

2005 – 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours in Art History and International Development Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Research Interests

  • Food studies
  • Environmental humanities and animal studies
  • North American cultural history
  • Transnational migration studies
  • Contemporary art, museums, and visual culture


  • “Moths, Flames, and Other Attractions,” Anthropocene Curriculum (Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2022)
  • “Today’s Special: Reading Menus as Cultural Texts,” in Food Studies: Matter, Meaning, Movement, eds. David Szanto, Amanda Di Battista, and Irena Knezevic (Montreal: Rebus, 2022)
  • “Buddies, Lovers, and Detours: America and its Road Movies,” Review of International American Studies 14, no. 2 (2021)
  • “On Ice: Life and Lunch at Mercato di Rialto,” Lagoonscapes: The Venice Journal of Environmental Humanities 1, no. 1 (2021)
  • “From Meat to Metaphor: Beavers and Conflicting Imaginations of the Edible,” in Canadian Culinary Imaginations, eds. Shelley Boyd and Dorothy Barenscott (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020)

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