Her fields of research and teaching include post-1945 American literature, contemporary fiction and new media, the environmental humanities, food studies, science and technology studies, and globalization theory. Her first book is entitled "Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food" (Cambridge University Press, 2013). Her current research includes a new book project “Food Culture in Digital Times.” In addition, she is co-authoring a book entitled “Literature and Food Studies” with Amy L. Tigner.
Carruth is Media Editor of the new journal Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. In 2011, she organized a national conference entitled Food Justice with the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. Recent publications include essays in Modern Drama, Modern Fiction Studies, Modernism/Modernity, Parallax, Postmodern Culture, and Public Books and in book collections from Oxford UP and Routledge.
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