Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis is Associate Professor of American studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Her scholarly interests encompass representations of foodways in literature and film, fiction of regional America, especially literature of the American South, American short story, and ethnic/immigrant literatures of the USA, as well as American TV series.

Her most recent book publication Live and Let Di(n)e: Food and Race in the Texts of the American South (2017) was awarded “the 2018 American Studies Network Book Prize” by the American Studies Network (of EAAS) for a remarkable book published in English by a European scholar on any aspect of American Studies. She is also a guest editor of “Other Souths on Page and Screen” the themed special issue of Polish Journal for American Studies (2019).

Her current research projects include a grant to explore the intersections of body, race and food in American literature and culture, as well as minor projects on food deserts, gluttony, food in children’s literature, and representations of food in popular culture.

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