Media and Public History

Blog Posts/Public History

“The Best-Fed Baby,” H-Nutrition series on “Figures,” September 27, 2019.

“Openness and Authority in Pregnancy: Lucy Knisley’s Kid Gloves,” Nursing Clio, May 29, 2019.

“Pharmacological Innovation and the Desire to Simplify Postpartum Depression,” Nursing Clio, April 16, 2019.

“Body Building as Social Welfare: How the Language of Weight Justified the Civilian Conservation Corps,” Food, Fatness, Fitness: Critical Perspectives, September 1, 2018.

“Why American Policy is Leaving Millions Hungry,” Washington Post, August 7, 2018.

“The Inaccurate and Dangerous Premise of the GOP Farm Bill,” History News Network (HNN), May 18, 2018.

“Change We Need? Why the Name of the President’s Fitness Council Matters,” Nursing Clio, May 8, 2018.

“Selling American Vigor: The Cold War and the President’s Council on Physical Fitness,” Process History, February 13, 2018.

“Don’t Eat That, Eat This: The Troubled History of Food Stamps and Nutrition,” Nursing Clio, June 23, 2015.

“The Nanny State on Your Plate?,” Nursing Clio, December 18, 2014.

“Making Perfect Children,” The Ultimate History Project, March 2013

“Calorie Counting,” The Ultimate History Project, April 2012

Guest blogger, “Food Stamps: As American as Apple Pie,” Riding the Tiger: The Miller Center Elections Blog, February 2, 2012

Guest blogger, “From Revise and Resubmit to Your Name in Print,” We The People (blog post on getting my first article published), 2011


Interview by Patricia Martins Marcos, New Books Network podcast (New Books in Gender Studies), January 14, 2020.

Interview, “The Government and the Gains,” Scholars and Iron podcast, July 14, 2020.

Interview, Backstory with the American History Guys, Episode: “Beach Bodies: A History of American Physique,” July 27, 2012

Interview about Consuming Relief: The New Consumption of the New Deal, Journal of American History website, March 2011

 About Me

Emily Contois, “How the “Advisory State” Shapes American Bodies and Politics: A Conversation with Rachel Louise Moran,” Nursing Clio, December 13, 2018.

Melissa Beattie-Moss, “Regulating the American Physique Five questions for graduate student Rachel Louise Moran,” Research at Penn State, May 18, 2011

Kristen Marvelle, “PhD Candidate Rachel Moran Nabs Prestigious Fellowship,” The Liberal Arts Alumni Connection, June 13, 2011

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