Curriculum Vitae


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Carrie Helms Tippen
Chatham University
Department of English
Lindsay House
1 Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232


Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Ph.D., English, December 2015
Graduate Certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies
Graduate Certificate in New Media Composing and Teaching

Dissertation Title: The Stories of Southern Cooking: Defining Authentic New Southern Identity in Recipe Origin Narratives
Dissertation Committee: Sarah Robbins (chairperson), Charlotte Hogg, Rebecca Sharpless, Elizabeth Engelhardt.

Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas
B.A., English, May 2006
M.A., English, May 2008


Assistant Professor      Fall 2015 to present
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Graduate Instructor    Fall 2014 to Spring 2015
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Lorraine Sherley Research Fellow     Fall 2013 to Spring 2014
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Graduate Instructor    Fall 2012 to Spring 2013
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Adjunct Instructor     Fall 2009 to Spring 2011
Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia

Adjunct Instructor     Spring 2009 to Spring 2011
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, West Virginia


Peer-Reviewed Articles

“‘Squirrel, If You’re So Inclined’: Recipes, Narrative, and the Rhetoric of Southern Identity.” Food, Culture, and Society. 17.4 (December 2014).

“’Acting it Out Like a Play’: Flipping the Script of Kitchen Spaces in Faulkner’s Light in August.Southern Quarterly. (Winter 2016). 53.2: 58-73

“History and Memory: Arguing for Authenticity in the Stories of Brunswick Stew.” Food and Foodways. Special Issue on Food, Memory, and Narratives. (Spring 2016) 24: 48-66.

Book Chapter

“Writing Culture: A Feminist Historiography of Recipe Origin Narratives.” Food, Feminisms, and Rhetorics. Edited by Melissa Goldthwaite. University of Illinois Press. Forthcoming 2017.

“Copying and Copyright: The Recipe Text as Offal.” Offal – Rejected and Reclaimed Foods:  Proceedings of the 2016 Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, ed. Mark McWilliams. Prospect Books. Forthcoming June 2017.

Book Reviews

Review Essay: The Pecan: A History of America’s Native Nut. James McWilliams. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013; Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon.  Cindy Ott. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2012; and Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900. Kendra Smith-Howard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. In Journal of American Culture. (solicited) (June 2105)

The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South. John T. Edge, Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Ted Ownby, Editors. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2013. In Journal of American Culture. (December 2014)

Global Appetites: American Power and the Literature of Food. Allison Carruth. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. In Gastronomica. (solicited) (December 2014)

Blogs and Interviews

“The Literary Cookbook.” The Recipes Project: Teaching Recipes Series. 27 September 2016.

“How Cookbooks Write (and Rewrite) History.” Interview with Sam Worley. Epicurious. 08 July 2016.

Creative Writing

“Dinner.” Entropy. 16 November 2015.
“Food Chain.” Entropy. 28 September 2015.
“Dirt.” The Texas Review. Fall/Winter 2010.
“Home.”  The Texas Review. Fall/Winter 2010.
“The Fire.” Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. Spring/Summer 2010.


“Reading Historic Cookbooks: A Structured Approach”        June 8-13, 2014
Seminar taught by Barbara Ketchum Wheaton at The Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

“Geographical Information Systems in the Digital Humanities”    June 8-12, 2015
University of Victoria, Digital Humanities Summer Institute


“Certifying the Celebrity Chef: Proving Southern Citizenship Through Narrative.” MLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.

“Exotic American Cuisine: Writing About Food and American Idenity.” MLA Conference, Philadelphia, PA. January 2017.

“Copying and Copyright: The Recipe Text as Offal.” Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery, St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK. July 2016. (Collaboration with Amanda Milian and Heidi Hakimi-Hood of TCU)

“Mapping the Imagined South: GIS Mapping of Contemporary Southern Cookbooks.” Keystone Digital Humanities Conference, University of Pittsburgh. June 2016. (Collaboration with student research assistants: Lisa Cuyler, Rachel Geffrey, Kaitlyn Shirey, and Tessa Weber)

“The Gentrification of the Abattoir, Or the Chef Goes to the Slaughterhouse.” Okra 2 Opera: Conference on Southern Culture, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC. April 8-11, 2016.

“Canon Plus: A Case for Using Cookbooks in Memoir and Autobiography Courses.” MLA Conference, Austin, TX. January 2016.

“Evolving Cultures of Food and Morality at Jane Addams’ Hull House.” Moral Cultures of Food Conference. University of North Texas, Denton, TX. April 2015. Co-presented with Dr. Sarah Robbins.

“‘You Cook. He’ll Want to Eat’: Resisting Gendered Southern Hospitality in Sanctuary.” MLA Conference; Vancouver. January 2015.

“‘A Little Less History in Our Hearts’:Arguing Authenticity without History in Garden & Gun.” American Studies Association Conference; Los Angeles. November 2014.

“Booze and Borderlands: Historicizing Race and Class in the Liminal Spaces of Light in August.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference; Oxford, MS. July 21-25, 2014.

“The Stories of Southern Cooking: History, Ethnicity, and Authenticating Strategies in Recipe Origin Narratives.” Okra 2 Opera: Conference on Southern Culture; Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina. April 16-19, 2014.

“‘Not in my life and my love’: Throwing Up Compulsory Heterosexuality in Faulkner’s Light in August.” PAMLA Conference; San Diego, CA. November 1, 2013.

“Soul Food: Queering the Mammy in Morrison’s Love.” National Women’s Studies Association; Cincinnati, OH. November 10, 2013. Organized and Moderated Panel. TCU Women’s Studies Graduate Research Award.

“Identity and Disordered Eating in Light in August and Breath, Eyes, Memory.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference; Oxford, MS. July 21-25, 2013. John W. Hunt/Faulkner Journal Scholarship.

“The Silent Scapegoat in Eudora Welty’s The Ponder Heart.” Society for the Study of American Women Writers; Denver, CO. October 12, 2012.

“‘Hongry for what you denied it’: Queer Hunger, Feeding, and Eating in Song of Solomon.” Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference; Oxford, MS. July 12-14, 2012. Second Place Colby H. Kullman Prize.


Faculty Advisor      Fall 2015-Present
Student Literary Journal, The Minor Bird
Creative Writing Club
Senior Tutorials

Undergraduate Research Advisor      Spring 2015

Undergraduate Programs Committee            Fall 2016-present

Gender and Sexual Violence Prevention Advisory Group         Spring 2016-present

Honorary Thesis Committee Member     Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Chloe Anderson, M.A. Education

Academic Search Committee    Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Elected Graduate Student Representative

Women’s Studies Programming and Events Committee    Fall 2012-Spring 2013
Elected Graduate Student Representative


Betsy Colquitt Graduate Poetry Award (2013-14)
Kurt Lee Hornbeck Poetry Award – 1st Place (2013-14)
Women’s Wednesday Club Essay Prize
Women’s Studies Graduate Research Award ($500)
Lilla Thomas Award for an Interpretive or Critical Essay on Feminist Writers or Feminist Issues
Australia Tarver Award for Critical Essay on Race, Post-Colonialism, or Multi-Ethnic Studies
John W. Hunt/Faulkner Journal Scholarship, Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference ($300)
Colby H. Kullman Prize, Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Student Conference
Hemphill Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies