Announcement: UT American Studies Receives $100K Endowment to Support Food Studies Research

The good news continues! Last week, UT AMS department chair Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt announced that the department has received a $100,000 Presidential Fellowship from Les Dames D’Escoffier Dallas Chapter to support dissertation research on Texas, women, and food culture.

LDE is an organization of professional women who work in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality industries; Dr. Engelhardt says that their support, the first of its kind for the department, will “play a leading role in increasing the stability of the department into the future, inspiring other such endowments as we work with development and other donors.” Additionally, it, in combination with the recent merging of Texas Foodways into UT AMS, “will help put UT Austin on the map as a leader in food studies in the humanities.”

Thanks to LDE’s Dallas Chapter for their support!

For the full press release, click here.

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