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David Tortolini

David Tortolini

Graduate Student // American Studies // SIS

Research focus:
Post-Colonialism, Food Studies, Digital Studies

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Room: HEAV G1



AMST 201 - Interpreting America

David Tortolini is a second-year doctoral student. David's work examines how colonialism and imperialism have impacted our understanding of flavor, focusing on coffee flavors. His work also examines how coffee flavors are discussed and reproduced in physical/digital spaces.

David has also researched the impacts of digital cooking shows and food television in relation to cultural appropriations and their effects on marginalized and minority communities.

M.A., Humanities, Old Dominion University

B.A., English, Old Dominion University.

Research Areas: 

Post-Colonialism, Food Studies, Coffee, Digital Studies