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Samantha Presnal

Fellow, Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College

Samantha Presnal’s research focuses on domestic cooking and food culture in France at the turn of the 20th century. She received her degree in French Studies from New York University in 2019, where her research was supported by the Fulbright. Her current book project examines the emergence of new mediums of culinary education – demonstrations, competitions, magazines, and schools – and the ways in which they reshaped ideas and experiences of French womanhood.


  • –present
    Fellow, Center for Humanistic Inquiry , Amherst College


  • 2019 
    New York University, PhD in French Studies