I’m currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University and received my PhD from York University in November 2011. My first book, Food Will Win the War: The Politics, Culture and Science of Food on Canada’s Home Front has just recently been published by UBC Press. I’ve also written on a number of other topics, ranging from the history of the food additive MSG to the history of nutrition education and research in Canada. Most recently, my article on the history of nutrition research and human biomedical experimentation in Indigenous communities and residential schools during the 1940s and 1950s received widespread international media attention. In addition to continuing my research on these and other experiments conducted in Indigenous communities and residential schools, I am also currently working on number of research projects. These include a larger project on the history of food, colonialism and government efforts to ‘modernize’ Indigenous diets in Canada during the twentieth century; the history of United Church operated residential schools; the history of the infant food Pablum; and, in the longer term, the history of the production, consumption, and use of novel food technologies and industrially processed foods in Canada after 1945.
If you want to get in touch, email me at ian.mosby (at) gmail.com. You can also follow me on Twitter @Ian_Mosby. I welcome any comments, suggestions, recipes, or donations of baked goods and old cookbooks that you want to send my way!