Office Phone: 718-281-5052
Megan Elias is Associate Professor of History. She received her B.A. from Cornell University (1991), her M.A. in History from San Francisco State University (1997) and her PhD from the City University of New York Graduate Center (2003). Research and teaching interests include the history of food in the United States, gender, and cultural history.
She was the recipient in 2012 of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $74,937 for the Foodways and Humanities Project, a multi-year collaboration between humanities and culinary arts faculty and students exploring Latino history and culture through foodways. She is also the Lead Faculty Mentor for Bridging Historias, a multi-year faculty development series funded by the NEH in the amount of $350,000 and directed by the American Social History Project. Bridging Historias trains community college faculty in Latino history and culture and is designed to expand the teaching of this topic across the humanities disciplines.
Courses taught: The Growth of American Civilization, Women in American History, African-American History, Food in World History.
Stir it Up!
Food in the U.S. 1890-1945
Barbecue: A Global History
Lunch: A History