Monday, April 22

Meet Shayne Figueroa, 2013 Oral History Intern

Photo courtesy of Shayne Figueroa

Shayne Leslie Figueroa is a doctoral fellow in the Food Studies program at New York University. Born and raised in Charleston, S.C., she received a BA in American Studies from Lafayette College and earned a MA in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University's Draper Program. Shayne's current research focuses on food and families during the postwar period in America and utilizes both archival materials and oral history interviews. Her proposed dissertation topic is a social history of the first two decades of the National School Lunch Program (1946-1966). In addition to her academic work, Shayne is also currently the administrator for the TaubCenter for Israel Studies at NYU. Growing up in the Lowcountry, Shayne believes in the holy integrity of mustard-based barbecue sauce as THE perfect condiment and even though she's been vegetarian for a while now, she freely admits that great biscuits need lard. Or at least Crisco.

We look forward to hosting Shayne at SFA World Headquarters this summer.