Your Full Name: 
Adele Hite
North Carolina State University
Department/Program Affiliation: 
PhD Program in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
MPH/RD, Public Health Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011
Professional Status: 
Doctoral student


After receiving my master's in public health and nutrition from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and pursuing additional graduate studies in nutrition epidemiology at the same institution, I am currently a doctoral student in communication, rhetoric, and digital media at North Carolina State University. My research follows a critical science studies approach to food and nutrition, public health policy, and food communities and identities. My work focuses specifically on the history, effects, and implications of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans. My interest in food is not just academic; I love eating and, occasionally, cooking.