Rick Halpern is a social historian whose work has focused on race and labour in a number of national and international contexts. He has written about meat and meatpacking, sugar and plantations, and regionalism. Currently he is researching the use of photography in documenting foodways. He teaches FST courses on food writing and photography, and on the world of wine.
He is the Bissell-Heyd Chair of American Studies and, until July 2015, was the Dean at UTSC and a founder of the Culinaria Research Centre.
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