B.A. Vassar College (1973)
M.A. Stanford University (1976)
Ph.D. Stanford University, Slavic Languages (1983)
Areas of Expertise
Russian Avant-Garde Art
Russian Cultural Studies
Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005 (with Sarah Coffin and Ellen Lupton). New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Paris: Assouline, 2006.
Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity, Diversity and Dialogue (Editor, with Kathrin Merkle). Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2005.
The World Opened Wide: 20th-Century Russian Women Artists From the Collection of Thomas P. Whitney (Editor, with Jill Meredith). Amherst, MA: Mead Art Museum, 2001.
Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age, Yale University Press, 1998. Co- authored with Ellen Lupton and Deborah Rothschild.
Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
The Georgian Feast: The Vibrant Culture and Savory Food of the Republic of Georgia, HarperCollins, 1993.
Russian Houses, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1991.
Art for the Masses, Williams College Museum of Art, 1985.
A Taste of Russia, HarperCollins, 1983, 1993.
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Has received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the International Research and Exchange Board, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, and the Mellon Foundation.
Julia Child Award for 1994 Best Cookbook of the Year (for The Georgian Feast).
Sophie Coe Subsidiary Prize in Food History, 1997.