Cory A. Bernat

Cory A. Bernat

Curatorial Assistant

M.A., Cultural History University of Maryland, College Park.
M.L.S. University of Maryland, College Park.
B.F.A in Graphic Design, University of Florida.

Research Specialties: 
  • U.S. food and consumer culture
  • Visual culture
  • Art, design & propaganda
  • Public history

Current Projects

  • Member of the American Food and Wine History Project team
  • Collaborator, Age of Plastic Research Project

Past Projects

  • Processed and digitized Ralph H. Baer Papers for The Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation, (March 2006)
Professional Affiliations: 
  • Association for the Study of Food and Society


“Food Culture, Supermarkets, and Packaging”
"Beans Are Bullets and Of Course I Can! War-Era Food Posters from the Collection of the National Agricultural Library"

An exhibit, website, and presentation created for the National Agriculture Library. The exhibit examines the poster styles, propaganda messages, and advertising history through the topic of food in wartime. 

"Review Essay: A Winery Pastoral," Gastronomica: The Journal of Food & Culture 9, No. 3 (Summer 2009), 79-81.
"Nina Katchadourian's Genealogy of the Supermarket," Gastronomica: The Journal of Food & Culture 8, no. 4 (November 08): 7-9.