Helen Veit, Ph.D.
|Address:|| E-193 Holmes
|Phone:|| (517) 884-0595
B.A. in history and English, Kenyon College, 2000
Ph.D. in history, Yale University, 2008
Helen Zoe Veit specializes in the history of the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing on the history of food and nutrition. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from Yale University, where she won the Edwin Small Prize for an outstanding dissertation in American history. Her first book, Victory over Ourselves: American Food in the Era of the Great War, forthcoming from the University of North Carolina Press, explores food and nutrition in the Progressive Era and their relationship to self-discipline, scientific rationalization, and international power. She is the editor of the Food in American History book series, forthcoming from Michigan State University Press. She has a joint appointment in the department of history and Lyman Briggs College.
2009 -Edwin Small Prize, Yale University (awarded each year to an outstanding dissertation in American history
2007 -Prize Teaching Fellowship, Yale University (Yale’s highest honor for graduate student teaching)
2011 ' 'So Few Fat Ones Grow Old:' Diet, Health, and Virtue in the Golden Age of Rising Life Expectancy,' Endeavour (Spring 2011).
2007 ' 'We Were a Soft People': American Asceticism & World War I Food Conservation,' The Journal of Food, Culture & Society (Summer 2007).