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, will be out in October.


Her most recent article examines the history of tire advertising: “’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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