Non-fiction author who became an Associate Professor of Sociology at George Washington University. She is best known for the 2010 book Digesting Race, Class, and Gender: Sugar as a Metaphor.
She went to graduate school at the University of Georgia.
She studies the problems with school feeding programs throughout the United States and Chile.
She has two children. Growing up, her mother was the mayor of her town and her father was a potato farmer.
She shares a birthday with pop sensation Ariana Grande.