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Anna Nguyen

Anna Nguyen

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Anna Nguyen is a PhD candidate at L’institut national de la recherche scientifique in Montreal. For her dissertation, her work focuses on tracing the rhetoric of science throughout food writing, first by examining the significance of the novels of the 18th and 19th centuries for the creation of science as a discipline. More broadly, she is interested in the construction of scientific authority, the counter narrative of technology as a literary foil, and the novel as an object of public inquiry. In addition to being an active member of the food media community, she edits and freelances for literary food journals.

Anna received her master’s degree in Gastronomy and Communications from Boston University, where she wrote her thesis under the supervision of Dr. Walter Hopp from the philosophy department. Her personal and academic work can be found on her personal website, at

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