Kimberly Voss

Kimberly Voss, Ph.D.

I am a tenured associate professor of journalism at the University of Central Florida. I am the author of “The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and a co-author of “Mad Men & Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness” (Peter Lang, 2014). I was the 2014 Winner of the Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award for my book and research blog about food journalism history.

I am currently under contract to write the book, “Politicking Politely: Well-Behaved Women Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s.” I recently had the article “New York Culinary Community of Jane Nickerson, Cecily Brownstone & James Beard,” published in the journal NYFoodStory. I have upcoming publications for 2015 in the Middle West Review, published by the University of Nebraska Press and in the Columbia Magazine of Northwest History.

I have published more than 30 articles about women and journalism history. Until recently, I was the Vintage Cocktail columnist for OKRA, the magazine of the Southern Food and Beverage Institute. I continue to write about the history of cocktails for Edible New Orleans magazine. In the summer of 2014, the Poynter Institute featured the research that instructor Lance Speere and I published in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Kimberly Wilmot Voss

I am a tenured associate professor of journalism and interim program coordinator of journalism. I am the author of the books: The Food Section: Newspaper Women and the Culinary Community (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Politicking Politely: Well-Behaved Women Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s (Lexington, 2017) and a co-author of Mad Men & Working Women: Feminist Perspectives on Historical Power, Resistance and Otherness (Peter Lang, 2014/2016).

I was the 2014 Winner of the Carol DeMasters Service to Food Journalism Award for my book and research blog about food journalism history. I have been a featured speaker for SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism, the Association of Food Journalists and the College English Association.

My upcoming Fall 2018 book is Re-Evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post-World War II Era: Celebrating Soft News (Palgrave Macmillan).

I have published more than 30 articles about women and journalism history, including those in American Journalism, Journalism History and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

I am a former chair of the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. I am currently a member of the Publications Board for the American Journalism Historians Association.

I have been quoted about my research on NPR, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Huff Post and numerous newspapers across the country.

Education

  • Ph.D.

Research Interests

Journalism history, food journalism, advertising history, culinary history, women's studies, 1950s & 1960s, textual analysis and women and newspaper management

Updated: May 14, 2020