Gulf Coast Food Project

The Gulf Coast Food Project Wins a $100,000 NEH Grant

Gulf Coast Food Project

Gulf Coast Food Project

Drs. Todd Romero and Monica Perales were awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for their work on the Gulf Coast Food Project, an initiative incubated by the Center for Public History.  Titled “The History of Food Production and Consumption in the U.S. Gulf Coast,” the grant will support a six semester program designed to enhance teaching, scholarship, and community engagement on the region’s food history. One important goal of the grant is to develop new Food Studies courses with the aim of establishing an undergraduate minor and graduate certificate in the interdisciplinary field.