L. Sasha Gora is a cultural historian and writer with a focus on food studies and contemporary art. She received a PhD (summa cum laude) from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the Rachel Carson Center on the subject of Indigenous restaurants in Canada, and is currently working on her first book, titled Culinary Claims. Before joining the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari, she was a Lecturer at LMU’s Amerika-Institut. She spent spring 2019 as a visiting scholar in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. Her postdoctoral research in Venice looks at the history of culinary reactions to climate change in coastal regions, with an emphasis on restaurants as venues for cultural and environmental negotiation.