Allison Carruth

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Allison Carruth is an Associate Professor of English and the Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA, where she currently holds the Waldo W. Neikirk Term Chair and serves as director of the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). She is the author of "Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food" (Cambridge 2013). A co-founder of the multimedia public engagement project Play the LA River, she is involved in ongoing collaborations with artists, scientists and media makers.