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Nadia Berenstein


Nadia Berenstein is a doctoral candidate in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies the relationship between technology and nature, food and culture, and scientific knowledge and sensory experience. She is currently working on her dissertation, a history of flavor science, flavor additives, and the flavor industry in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. Previously, she has investigated topics including the cultural experience of witnessing species extinction, the history of bird collisions with built structures, and the electrocution of an elephant. Her writing has appeared in Popular Science, The Atlantic, Ms. Magazine, and other print and online publications. You can read more about her current research on her blog, Flavor Added