Lisa Haushofer is Assistant Professor of food history at the University of Amsterdam. Her research examines the intersection of the histories of food, science, medicine, and environment. Her first book, Wonder Foods: The Science and Commerce of Nutrition (University of California Press, 2023) analyzed the entanglement of the nutrition sciences, nutritional entrepreneurship, and the economic and imperial cultures of nutritional knowledge production in Britain and the United States between 1850 and 1950. She is currently working on a history of nutritional knowledge production in Global Health in the the twentieth century, and a history of the entanglement between digestive and reproductive health in modern biomedicine.
Prior to coming to Amsterdam, Dr. Haushofer was Senior Research Associate at the History of Medicine Department and the Center for Medical Humanities at the University of Zurich and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto. She holds a PhD in history of science from Harvard University, an MA in history of medicine from University College London, and an MD in medicine from the University of Witten-Herdecke.
Dr. Haushofer is a member of the editorial collective of Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies. She also co-founded and co-coordinates the Applied Medical History Working Group of the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Together with Dr. Janina Wellmann, she is co-founder and co-coordinator of the Skin Ecologies Network, which brings together scholars and artists for ecological perspectives on skins.