- Melanie wrote her PhD dissertation on women's food writing.
- In addition to her academic work, she is a freelance writer.
- She is the author of the book Historic Austin Restaurants.
Melanie Haupt earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas at Austin; her dissertation focused on women's food writing, from professional blogs, to feminist vegetarian cookbooks, to novels with recipes. In addition to her academic work, she is a freelance writer focusing on food criticism, up-and-coming dining culture, and historic Texas foodways. She's the author of Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine through the Generations (2013). She is particularly interested in the intersections of feminism and the food industry.
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