Gabriel N. Rosenberg (Duke University)
2016-2017 Humanities Center Early Career Fellow
Gabriel N. Rosenberg is assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in History from Brown University in 2011. His research investigates the intersections of gender, sexuality, food systems, and political economy in the contemporary world. His first book, The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural America(University of Pennsylvania Press 2015), is a gendered history of the iconic rural youth organization from its origins in US rural social reform and state-building efforts to its current role in global development. His next book project, entitled "Purebred: Making Meat and Eugenics in Modern America," uses the history of purebred livestock animals to explore the simultaneous construction of the contemporary global food system and technologies of biopolitical governance. In 2016-2017, he will be on leave from Duke as an Early Career Fellow at the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh.