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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).

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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.

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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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