Graduate Student Research Showcase
The graduate students in the American Studies program at Purdue produce forward-thinking original scholarship and creative productions that push the boundaries of American Studies as a field, as well as that of the various disciplines with which they engage. This page regularly showcases these young scholars and their current interdisciplinary research.
Paige Frazier is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in American Studies working in the intersections of Queer Theory and Food Studies. Specifically she is interested in queer positionality or subjectivity and how this relates to vegan and vegetarian food cultures in the 21st century. Why, for instance, do so many vegans and vegetarians also identify as queer, and vice versa? Paige examines LGBTQ+ archives, literary texts, and cultural artifacts in order to answer this and other related questions.