Jason Bell is a writer whose work has recently appeared in Guernica, Vice, The Brooklyn Quarterly, and Alimentum. He is also a food and culture columnist for Full Stop. He graduated in 2013 from Columbia University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Columbia Review. In 2014, he graduated from Oxford University with an MSt in English and American Studies. At Oxford, he was an Ertegun Scholar and organized an international conference, “Alt-American: Implausible History, Geography, Science, and Literature of Nineteenth-Century America.” Currently, he is a PhD candidate in English at Yale University.
Jason’s research interests include 18th and 19th century American literature, frontier culture and politics, travel writing, literary geography, visionary, outsider, and folk art, the history of philosophy and science, global literatures, and ecocriticism.
In 2015-2016, Jason is convening the Yale English Department’s Americanist Colloquium, a new working group in Law and the Humanities at the Whitney Humanities Center, and a new working group at Columbia University in Pedagogy and the Environmental Humanities (funded by a Center for Science and Society Seed Grant).
In his spare time, Jason enjoys running, playing Scrabble, gardening, and cooking.
“Games and Dolls” (Full Stop)
“The Bar-B-Cure” (Guernica)
“To Spy My Shadow In The Sun” (The Brooklyn Quarterly)
“Eating Meat Might Kill Me” (Vice)
“The Blind Geographers: Choose Your Own Adventure” (The Brooklyn Quarterly)
“Operation Midnight Climax” (Pork & Mead)
“Boxed In By Bureaucracy” (Columbia Daily Spectator)
Review of America the Edible by Adam Richman (Alimentum)
“American Breakfast Traditions” (www.marcussamuelsson.com)
“A Brief History of Baseball Food” (Food Republic)