PhD L. Sasha Gora

Research Associate, Project leader of the research group "Off the Menu - Appetites, Culture, and Environment“
Global Environmental History and Environmental Humanities
Phone: +49 821 598 - 4778
Room: 9015 (BCM)
Address: Alter Postweg 101 (Büro Center Messe), 86159 Augsburg

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 05/2023: “Off the Menu: Appetites, Culture, and Environment” Project Director & Principal Investigator, the University of Augsburg, Germany
  • 2022–2023: International Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, Essen, Germany
  • 2022: Politics of Food Resident, Delfina Foundation, London, England
  • 2021–2022: Lecturer and Editorial Director, Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 2020–2021: Environmental Humanities Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Humanities and Social Change, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • 2020: Doctor of Philosophy, Amerika-Institut, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (summa cum laude)
  • 2019: Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • 2016–2020: Lecturer, Amerika-Institut, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
  • 2012: Master of Science, International Museum Studies, the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2010: Bachelor of Arts, Joint Honours in Art History and International Development Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

International Lectures and Keynotes

Keynote „Making Fish: Recipes and the Construction of Culinary Geography”


During the NO-CITY Summer School “Toward a Food Atlas” at the Università Iuav di Venezia, Sasha L. Gora did the keynote presentation “Making Fish: Recipes and the Construction of Culinary Geography”.

Curated by Marta de Marchi, “Toward a Food Atlas” deals with the food system in the lagoon of Venice in order to identify one possible model for a food atlas in this specific territorial context. The summer school is taking place in cooperation with the European interuniversity network NO-CITY, which researches the socio-ecological impacts of urbanisation. Sasha L. Gora’s keynote raises the questions: How can a recipe also be a map? How does a recipe connect plants and animals by its list of ingredients and instructions and therefore maps the geography of the kitchen that it represents? She explains how recipes represent the peculiarities of a place but also construct, question or negate them.


Sasha Gora at University of Venice
Sasha Gora at University of Venice © University of Augsburg


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Gora L. Sasha. 'Sad ol' mush': the poetics and politics of porridge in residential schools in Canada.
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Gora L. Sasha. Baccalà in Venice, cod in the world.
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Gora L. Sasha. Life, death, and dinner among the molluscs: human appetites and sustainable aquaculture.
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Gora L. Sasha. Today's special: reading menus as cultural texts.
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Gora L. Sasha. Buddies, lovers, and detours: America and its road movies.
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Gora L. Sasha. On ice: life and lunch at Mercato di Rialto.
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Gora L. Sasha. Brotzeit: dispatch from Munich.
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Gora L. Sasha. From meat to metaphor: beavers and conflicting imaginations of the edible.
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Gora L. Sasha. Muckamuck: restaurants, labour, and the power of representation.
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Gora L. Sasha. Beaver as offal: the presence and absence of beaver in Canadian cuisine.
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Gora L. Sasha. Eating the north: an analysis of the cookbook "NOMA: time & place in Nordic cuisine".
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Gora L. Sasha. Breaking bread: the clashing cults of sourdough and gluten-free.
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