Claire Bunschoten is a graduate student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill pursuing a Ph.D. in American Studies. She works primarily with culinary history, popular culture, celebrity, and materiality. She holds an M.A. in American Studies from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in History & American Studies from Bard College. Her M.A. project explored the transmission of Chrissy Teigen’s celebrity persona to food and her undergraduate thesis, “As American as Apple Pie: The History of American Apple Pie and Its Development into a National Symbol” won the Edmund S. Morgan Prize for best senior project in American Studies.
Claire is a 2016 alumna of the LongHouse Food Scholars Program founded by the late James Beard Award winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Molly O'Neill. In 2017, Claire returned to the LongHouse Food Scholars Program as a teaching assistant. She has written for national outlets like The Kitchn, Eaten (publication forthcoming), and cooknscribble.
You may follow Claire’s work on Twitter or contact her by email at c.bunschoten[at]unc[dot]edu.