B.A. Reed College; M.A., Ph.D. Stanford University
Mark Swislocki is a cultural historian specializing in Chinese history. His work examines such topics as the importance of food culture to urbanization, cultural factors shaping ideas about healthy eating, and the role of human-animal relations in the formation of human communities and cross-cultural or international relations.
Swislocki is the author of Culinary Nostalgia: Regional Food Culture and the Urban Experience in Shanghai (Stanford, 2009) and articles on the history of nutrition and human-animal relations.
He is currently conducting research for a book on the environmental history of Yunnan, titled The East is Green: The Political Jurisdiction of Nature in Southwest China.
Swislocki is the recipient of grants from the NYU Abu Dhabi Research Enhancement Fund (July-December 2011), the American Council of Learned Societies (Fellowship for American Research in the Humanities in China, 2011), Brown University Cogut Center For the Humanities (Faculty Fellowship, 2007-2008), Giles Whiting Foundation (Whiting Fellowship in the Humanities, 2000-2001), the Stanford Humanities Center (Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, 1999-2000), and the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (Dissertation Research Fellowship, administered by the ACLS, 1998-1999).