Publication Links

See my CV for a list of all published and forthcoming publications.

Buy a copy of How to DIY A Feminist Restaurant (only $4.95 through Microcosm Publishing):

PhD Dissertation: 
“Serving Up Revolution: Feminist Restaurants, Cafés, and Coffeehouses from 1972-1989 in the United States and Canada” (2018): Downloadable PDF available here

Alex Ketchum's peer reviewed academic publications on feminist restaurants and feminist food:

"Counter Culture: The Making of Feminist Food," Cuizine: Journal of Canadian Food Studies. Volume 2, Number 2. 2016/2017.  (open access)

"'The Place We've Always Wanted to Go But Never Could Find': Finding Woman Space in Ontario's Feminist Restaurants and Cafes 1974-1982," Feminist Studies, Issue 44, Number 1, 2018, 126-152.

"Cooking the Books: Feminist Restaurant Owners’ Relationships with Banks, Loans and Taxes," Journal of Business History, October 17, 2019:

« Memory Has Added Seasoning », Anthropology of Food [Online], Articles, Online since 26 April 2019: (open access)

“Say “Hi” From Gaia”: Women’s Travel Guides and Lesbian Feminist Community Formation in the Pre-Internet Era (1975-1992),” Journal of Feminist Media Studies. Sept 18

CuiZine Spring Issue of 2018: “Fermentation as Engagement: on more-than-human connections and materiality,” Guest Editor Introduction

CuiZine Winter Issue of 2019: "Fermentation as Agitation: Transforming how we live together", Guest Editor Introduction:

“Brewing Change: Gender and Labour in Historical Texts”  Chapter in Musings Stories with Food, Feminism, Fermentation, December 1,2019,  pages 36-39:

Refereed Book Chapters 

Wright, D., Ketchum, A., Marks, G., “Draft Doctors: The Migration of American Physicians to Canada during the Vietnam War”, in Laurence Monnais and David Wright (eds.), Doctors without Borders: The Transnational Migration of Physicians in the Twentieth Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press: 2016), 166-184.

Find out what's being written and said about Alex Ketchum's Research!

"Breaking Down Barriers: Alexandra Ketchum, McGill Faculty Lecturer at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies chose to bring light to these issues by creating the Feminist and Accessible Publishing, Communications, and Technologies Speaker and Workshop Series" by Alexandrine Royer for McGill Arts Bulletin, December 3, 2019.

Interview with CBC Radio Montreal's "Daybreak" on March 15, 2018

“The Scholar Mapping America’s Forgotten Feminist Restaurants”, interview with Reina Gattuso of Atlas Obscura, June 22, 2019

“Reclaiming Cooking: The Legacy of Feminist Restaurants”, interview with Sarah Cooke of Fembot Magazine, July 9,  2019,

Interviewed for Oyler, Lauren. "Eating Out, as a Feminist." Broadly. 28 Sept, 2015

Interviewed for Vice Magazine: Kennedy, Alicia. "This Consciousness Raising Cafe Wants You to Eat Like a Feminist." MUNCHIES. Vice Magazine, 20 July, 2018

"Discriminatoires, les gyms pour femmes?, interview with Suzanne Colpron of La Presse, Dec 16, 2019,

“How to Start a Feminist Restaurant: A Chat with Alexandra Ketchum,” Interviewed by Nursing Clio on feminist restaurants on September 4, 2018:

Radio Interview: “Let's Go with Sabrina Marandola and Nantali Indongo - Are women-only spaces discriminatory?,” on CBC Radio (broadcasted to all of Quebec), December 23, 2019

Radio interview on CKUT 96.7, Sudburry, Ontario’s "Eat This, Drink That," July 4, 2019

Book reviewed by Liisbeth: Field Notes for Feminists in Business on March 16, 2018

Interviewed on Beer Today, Beer Tomorrow on September 29, 2017:

Interviewed by Radio-Canada: Winnipeg by Martine Bordeleau. « la journée de la femme et le mouvement d'identité féministe dans des restaurants>>; March 8, 2017. (interview starts at 7h24)

Interviewed by student journalists of the Wesleyan Argus on my invited guest talk on Capitalism, Feminism, and Restaurants,, October 8, 2018

Interviewed for Zapata, Mariana. "Add a Surrealist Touch to Your Thanksgiving with these Dali Recipes" Atlas Obscura. November 23, 2016.

Project featured on the Quebec Gay Archives website on May 28, 2018:

Research cited by Maria McGrath in “Living feminist: the liberation and limits of countercultural business and radical lesbian ethics at Bloodroot Restaurant”:

Foodstock Conference at Wesleyan, Spring 2012, video of panel "Food as a Topic of Scholarly Pursuit," speaking about my undergraduate honor's thesis and food in academia:

Also, one of Ketchum's students Eléa Regembal recently created a map about Montreal lesbian bars:


"Gendered Cultures of Beer and Cheese: the regulation of human and microbial bodies on the home and industrial scales." Osler Library of the History of Medicine (September-October 2017)
Mentioned on the radio program: A Way With Words on November 6:

Book Reviews 
“Book Review of Cleaner, Greener, Healthier: A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies by David R. Boyd." The Goose: The Journal for the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada, Spring Issue 2018, Volume 16, Number 2.

“Book Review of The Politics of the Pantry." Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures Cuizine:/Revue des cultures culinaires au Canada,Volume 5, Number 2, 2014.

Encyclopedia Entries
“Restaurant Management” in Albala, Ken. The Sage Encyclopedia of Food Issues. Sage Publications, 2015:  1203-1206.