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