I am a tenured associate professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida. I am the author of “The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and a co-author of “Mad Men & Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness” (Peter Lang, 2014). I was the 2014 Winner of the Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award for my book and research blog about food journalism history.
I am currently under contract to write the book, “Politicking Politely: Well-Behaved Women Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s.” I recently had the article “New York Culinary Community of Jane Nickerson, Cecily Brownstone & James Beard,” published in the journal NYFoodStory. I have upcoming publications for 2015 in the Middle West Review, published by the University of Nebraska Press and in the Columbia Magazine of Northwest History.
I have published more than 30 articles about women and journalism history. Until recently, I was the Vintage Cocktail columnist for OKRA, the magazine of the Southern Food and Beverage Institute. I continue to write about the history of cocktails for Edible New Orleans magazine. In the summer of 2014, the Poynter Institute featured the research that instructor Lance Speere and I published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
I am currently the vice head/research chair of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I will head the division beginning in the fall of 2015. I am also a member of the Publications Board for the American Journalism Historians Association.
In 2014, I spoke at the Food + Tech conference in New York City, at the Association of Food Journalists in Memphis and at the SPJ-sponsored Excellence In Journalism in Nashville about my research.
My 7-year-old blog, “WomensPageHistory”, was cited in the Columbia Journalism Review and the NPR food blog, The Salt. The blog has more than 266,000 page views. I also blog for We’re History and Ms Magazine about my research.
- Women’s studies
- Women and the media
- Journalism history
- Food history
- Media law
- Social media
Robert S. Littlefield, Ph.D. has accepted the offer from UCF College of Sciences’ Dean Michael Johnson to become director of the Nicholson School of Communication (NSC), beginning in August. Dr. Littlefield is...