Katherine Parkin is Professor of History at Monmouth University in New Jersey. She has written extensively on US Women’s, Social, and Cultural History. Her first book, Food is Love: Food Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America, was awarded the Emily Toth Award for best book in feminist popular culture in 2006. Her newest book, Women at the Wheel: A Century of Buying, Driving, and Fixing Cars, also won the Emily Toth award (2018).


Her most recent article examines the history of one of the earliest creators of cars in American history, Edgar Apperson, and analyzes his two long-standing relationships with men in “Adult Adoption and Intergenerational Same-Sex Relationships.”

If you’re interested in tire advertising, please check out “’Bring Them Back Alive!’: Fear and the Macabre in US Automobile Tire Advertising,” Advertising & Society Quarterly 18(1) April 2017.


Check out a recent article regarding women’s marriage proposals in leap years and interview with Bob Edwards on Sirius XM regarding Food is Love.

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