Course explores the intersection of gender, identity, culture and food. Students will analyze the influences of sexual identity, human sexuality, sexual orientation and gender on real and perceived cultural views of food and consumption. Topics will address how society assigns gender to food by investigating historical and contemporary texts. Employing advertisements, menus, recipes, cookbooks, television programs, films and packaging, students will critically analyze gendering practices. Theoretical frameworks will include queer theory, early feminist theory, Whiteness theory and emerging male studies and transgender studies.