Curriculum Vita

Leigh Bush

U.S. Mobile: +1.303.868.5742 | E-Mail: lebush@indiana.edu

 

Education    

 

Ph.D. Anthropology, Food Studies, Indiana University, 2017

M.A. Anthropology, Food Studies, Indiana University, 2013

 

August 2011 – September 2011

François-Rabelais University and the European Institute of the History and Cultures of Food – Tours, France

Wine: Economy and Social Norms

 

August 2008 – December 2008

University of Colorado at Denver – Denver, Colorado

Anthropology

 

September 2003 – May 2006

University of Colorado at Boulder – Boulder, Colorado

B.A. International Affairs and Spanish, summa cum laude

 

August – December 2005

Semester at Sea (University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia) – worldwide

The Bahamas, Venezuela, Brazil, South Africa, Mauritius, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong (and the P.R.C) and Japan

Food and Culture, Geography, Advanced Economics and Comparative Politics

 

January 2003 – May 2003

Universidad San Francisco – Quito, Ecuador

Spanish, International Affairs and Latin American Studies

 

September 2001 – December 2002

Boston University – Boston, Massachusetts

Spanish, International Affairs

 

 

Relevant Teaching Experience

 

Associate Instructor: Public Oral Communication – Indiana University, 2017

Director: Dr. John Arthos

 

Graduate Fellow: Indiana University Food Institute – Bloomington, 2016 – 2017

Directors: Dr. Richard Wilk, Dr. Peter Todd, Dr. Carl Ibsen

 

Associate Instructor: Interpersonal Communication – Indiana University, 2015

Director: Dr. Jennifer Meta Robinson

 

Assistant Instructor: Introduction to International Affairs – Indiana University, 2013

Instructor of Record: Olga Kalentzidou

 

Assistant Instructor: Anthropology through Visual Media – Indiana University, 2012

Instructor: Dr. Beth Buggenhagen

 

Guest Lecture: Anthropology through Visual Media, instructor: Beth Buggenhagen

Instructor: New World Reds – Indiana University, 2012

 

Co-Instructor: The Archeology of Wine and other Fermented Beverages – Indiana University, 2011

 

Pedagogy and Course Development in Food Studies – Indiana, 2009

 

Guest Lecturer for the Geography of Food – University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006

Instructor: Dr. Elizabeth Dunn

 

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant: Astronomy – University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006

Instructor: Dr. Doug Duncan

 

Fieldwork

 

Third Coast International Audio Festival: Participant Observation

Executive Director: Johanna Zorn

Morsel Inc.: Content Curator – Chicago, IL 2014 – 2015

Co-Founder: Ellen Malloy

Fat Rice: Liaison to Loco Food LLC – Chicago, IL 2013-2014

Chef and Owner: Abraham Conlon

 

Relevant Employment

 

Virtue Cider: Director of Cider Culture – Chicago, IL 2015

Owner: Greg Hall

Website Design: www.punkandrevolution.com, book and art project Punk and Revolution: Seven More Interpretations from the Peruvian Underground, 2016

Webmaster/Designer: Association for Graduate Students in Anthropology (AGSA) and The Sciences of Food at Indiana University – Indiana University, 2012

Graphic Designer: Vietnam Storytelling Project – Indiana University, Institute for the Digital Arts and Humanities 2011

Graduate Assistant for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (media archiving), 2010-2011

Bartender: The Root Cellar – Bloomington, Indiana, 2011-2012

Butcher: The Smoking Goose – Indianapolis, Indiana, 2011

Blogger/Podcaster: Earth Eats, WFIU – Bloomington, Indiana

Business Analyst for Aspenware Internet Solutions, Inc. – Englewood, Colorado (2007-2008)

 

 

Other Media

 

Editor: The Indiana Food Review – Indiana University, 2010

Managing Producer: The Bloomington Storytelling Project/The Porch Swing, WFHB Community Radio, 2012-2014

Narrator: Hoosier Hospitality: Wine, WTIU – Indiana, 2012

 

 

Publications and Presentations  

 

Bush, Leigh (forthcoming 2018). Introductory Narratives [In] (Ed.) Organic Food and Farming. Berg Publishers, New York.

Bush, Leigh (2015). Paleo Diet. [In] Ken Albala (Ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Food Issues. Sage Publications, New York.

Bush, Leigh (2015). Clandestine Dining. [In] Ken Albala (Ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Food Issues. Sage Publications, New York.

Bush, Leigh (2015).Mixology. [In] Ken Albala (Ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Food Issues. Sage Publications, New York.

Bryant, Adrianne, Bush, Leigh and Richard Wilk (2014). The Globalization of Food. In A. Murcott, W. Belasco and P. Jackson (Eds). The Handbook of Food Research. Berg, New York.

Bush, Leigh (2012). Cuban Black Bean Soup. [In] Andrew Smith (Ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. Oxford University Press, New York.

Bush, Leigh (2012). Resort Food. [In] Andrew Smith (Ed.) Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. Oxford University Press, New York.

Bryant, Adrianne and Leigh Bush (2010). Embodied Knowledge and Habitus on the Farm. The Indiana Food Review (indianafoodreview.org).

Bush, Leigh. (2010) Detestable or Delectable, Meatpaper, vol 13, Oct. 2010.

Bush, Leigh (2010) (tattoo remarks) [In] E. Talmadge and J. Taylor (Eds) The Word Made Flesh: Literary Tattoos from Bookworms Worldwide. Harper Perennial, New York.

Bush, Leigh (2009) [Review of the book Arab/American: Landscape, Culture, and Cuisine in the Two Great Deserts by Gary Paul Nabhan]. The Bloomsbury Review, May/Apr p.3.

Bush, Leigh. (2006) Cuisine, Culture, and Class: Understanding the Relationship among Three Social Phenomena in a Globalizing Modern Society. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Colorado at Boulder.

 

Papers presented at the annual conference of the American Anthropological Association

 

2017 [panel organizer: Political Context of Local Food Movements] Cooking Up Politics in the Restaurant: Mediating Expectations of the Public Chef Intellectual in the Digital Age (Washington D.C.)

2015 Chefs, Cuisine and Convergence: How Chefs’ Media Ideologies Affect Positive Food Change (Denver, CO)

2012 [panel organizer: Pleased To Eat You: Exploring The Scope of Pleasure in the Foodscape] Eatertainment: New Frontiers In Food Edutainment (San Francisco, CA)

 

Papers presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society/Agriculture, Food & Human Values Conference

 

2017 Food Media and the Senses: Authenticity in the Age of Digital Reproduction

2017 [workshop] How to Build a Food Institute (Los Angeles, CA)

2017 [roundtable] Teaching about Organic Food, Farming and Culture (Los Angeles, CA)

2015 Chefs, Convergence and New Media: How the Digital Age is Changing the Restaurant Industry (Pittsburgh, PA)

2012 Embodied Knowledge and Habitus on the Farm (Missoula, MT)

2010 The Sexual Politics of Food Tourism (Bloomington, IN)

 

Other papers:

 

2012 The Sound of Taste (Food, Society and Sustainability Workshop,

Bloomington, IN)

2012 All Talk? Young French Foodie Identities Contrast with Reality (AGSA Symposium, Bloomington, IN)

 

 

Relevant Volunteer Experience

           

Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard – Bloomington Community Food Pantry and Garden volunteer (2011-2012)

Bloomington Community Orchard – Bee box and tool shed building (2012)

Boys and Girls Club – Interactive science/cooking stations (2011)

HelpX France- Worldwide Public Exchange Agency

Helped family with beekeeping, grape harvest (vendage) and planting (2011)

Moody Meats – Farm Internship and Coursework

Animal care, egg production, farm maintenance, animal processing and value-adding alongside participant observation, ethnography and final write-up (2010)

W.W.O.O.F.: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (Spain)

Herded, milked and fed dairy cows, made cheese, and learned sustainable farming practices on one the last traditionally run dairy farms in Spain (2008)

 

 

Awards and Recognition

 

COAS Travel Award (2017, $300)

GPSG Travel Award (2016, $500)

Skomp Award for Research (2013, $2,000)

Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize for Visual Sociology, Social Science Research Council (2012, $1,500)

Skomp Award for Research (2011, $2,000)

Best Thesis Award, International Affairs Department – Cuisine, Culture and Class: Understanding the Relationship among Three Social Phenomena in Globalizing Modern Societies, (2006, $200)

CU-Boulder Study Abroad Scholarship (2005, $7,000)

Certificate of Outstanding Academic Achievement (2005)

International Affairs Honors Society, Sigma Iota Rho (2004-2006)

Alumni Association Scholarship (2004, $1,000)

 

Language Proficiency

           

Spanish: proficient – Graduate Foreign Language Proficiency Exam

French: proficient – Graduate Foreign Language Proficiency Exam

Desktop Publishing: University Information Technology Services (UITS) Certificate Series

Dreamweaver CS4: The Basics, HTML5 & CSS: The Basics, Dreamweaver CC 2015: The Basics, Cascading Style Sheets: The Basics, PHP: The Basics, HTML5 & CSS: Structuring Pages, XHTML: Structure & Description, HTML5 & CSS: Creating Style for the Web, Creating Graphics for the Web

Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Soundbooth/Audition, InDesign and Dreamweaver

 

University Information Technology Services (UITS) Certificate Series

CS4: The Basics, Photoshop CS4: The Basics, Certificate Series, Photoshop CS5: Retouching & Color Correction, Photoshop CS5: Restoring & Blending Images, InDesign CS5: The Basics, Illustrator

WordPress

Asana

Other Applications:

 

Professional Memberships

 

American Anthropological Association

Association for the Study of Food and Society

Society for the Study of Food and Nutrition

 

Professional References available upon request.