Zachary Nowak - A.B.D.
A.B.D. American Studies from Harvard University, USA
M.A. History from Harvard University, USA
M.A. Italian Studies from Middlebury College, USA
B.A. History and Psychology from Kenyon College, USA
He is currently working on his PhD at Harvard University.
I’m an environmental and food historian interested in the importance of place (or lack thereof) in history. I’ve done research on truffles, the “natural archive,” breweries in nineteenth-century Boston, and train stations.
I think a lot about didactics when preparing my lessons, as I’ve seen how little of a straight lecture is remembered. I’m committed to constantly improving my pedagogy, and to using community engagement to strengthen my teaching. I think food and the environment are fantastic lenses to get students to ponder food in history, the built environment, and how they imagine nature.