Research Interests: Studying the role of food, feminism, and environmentalism in 20th century social movements in the United States and Canada. Examining lesbian and feminist restaurants and cafés. Interested in past imaginings of utopia through business creation and the implementation of communications technologies.
Ketchum has organized the SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada) funded, Feminist and Accessible Publishing and Communications Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series (feministandaccessiblepublishingandtechnology.com) She is co-founder and editor of The Historical Cooking Project (historicalcookingproject.com), a website dedicated to food history scholarship and Food, Feminism, and Fermentation (foodfeminismfermentation.com). For a full list of her publications, go to alexketchum.ca.
She is actively involved in feminist, food, and environmental politics. She was co-manager of an organic farm from 2008-2012 and has worked on organic farms in Ireland and France. In 2009, she founded Farm House in Middletown, Connecticut, a living community dedicated to food politics work that continues today.
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