I’m currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Guelph. In October 2011, I successfully defended my dissertation, “Food Will Win the War: The Politics and Culture of Food and Nutrition During the Second World War” at York University. In addition to finishing up a book manuscript based upon my doctoral research, I’m also working on a number of interrelated projects examining nutrition research in Aboriginal communities and residential schools; the history of the infant food Pablum; the history of Canadian cookbooks and cuisine; as well as a larger research project exploring the production, consumption, and use of novel food technologies and industrially processed foods in Canada after 1945.
You can also follow me on Twitter @Ian_Mosby or check out my bio at Guelph’s Department of History. If you want to get in touch, email me at imosby (at) uoguelph.ca. I welcome any comments, suggestions, recipes, or donations of baked goods and old cookbooks that you want to send my way!