Nan Enstad is the Robinson Edwards Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an affiliate of the Gender and Women’s Studies Department and the Afro-American Studies Department, and the current Director of the UW Food Studies Network. Her research and teaching interests include the history of capitalism, cultural history, and the history of food systems. In all of her work she foregrounds race, gender, sexuality, and labor.

Enstad is the author of Cigarettes Inc.: An Intimate History of Corporate Imperialism (University of Chicago Press, 2018), winner of the 2019 Albert J. Beveridge Award from the American Historical Association, and Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Popular Culture and Labor Politics at the turn of the Twentieth Century (Columbia University Press, 1999).  

An interdisciplinary scholar and researcher, Enstad received her PhD in history at the University of Minnesota along with a certificate in Feminist Studies and a minor in American Studies.

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