Nathan Crook, Ph.D.

Nathan Crook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English and Agricultural Communication

1328 Dover Road
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Office: 330-287-1245
Fax: 330-287-1333


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University



Crook, Nathan C., A Culinary History of The Great Black Swamp: Buckeyes Candy, Bratwurst and Apple Butter Charleston: The History Press. 2013.

Journal Articles

Crook, Nathan C., "Review of Michael L. Johnson, Hunger for the Wild: America’s Obsession with the Untamed West." Western American Literature 43 1 (2008) 96-97
Crook, Nathan C., "Food as Cultural Expression: Food Festivals in Northwest Ohio" Repast: Quarterly Publication of the Culinary Historians of Ann Arbor XXIV Number 1 (2008) 4-5, 10
Crook, Nathan C., "Corey Lee Lewis. Reading the Trail:" Rocky Mountain Review 28 (2007) 241-2
Crook, Nathan C., "Review of Lawrence Buell, The Future of Environmental Criticism: Environmental Crisis and Literary Imagination." Western American Literature 42 1 (2007) 90-91
Crook, Nathan C., "Food Festivals" Key Ingredients: Ohio Foodways Reader 1 (2007) 12-14
Crook, Nathan C., "Cutting on the Edge: Asparagus and the Boundaries I live by" Junction Magazine 6 (2002)
Crook, Nathan C., "Paintings of the Revolution: Fact and Fiction" Weber Historical Studies 1 (2000) 31-42


"Land for Identity: The Cultural, Social, and Personal Costs for German Americans in the Great Black Swamp." InINvestigating IDentity: A Symposium. Bowling Green: 2014.
"The role of History, Culture and Cuisine in preserving Ohio Stories." InThe Ohioana Book Festival. Columbus: 2014.
"Tradition and the Future of American Food." InThe Oxford University Press Conference on American Food. New York City: 2012.
"Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What it Means for America." InMcMaster Symposium. 2010.
"America’s Best Wurst: Imaging Food as Community Identity." InGreat Lakes American Studies Association. 2009.
"Food that Matters: Constructing Place and Community at Food Festivals in Northwest Ohio." InAmerican Studies Association. 2008.
"Local Food, Local Culture: Defining German-American Identity in Ohio at the Bucyrus Bratwurst Festival." InBattleground States Conference. 2008.
"Foodways Traditions of Northwest Ohio." InSixth Annual BGSU Research Conference. 2007.
"Panel Discussion: “Looking for Ohio Foods." InPanel Discussion: “Looking for Ohio Foods.. 2007.
"Eating the Ethnic Other: Food Festivals as Culinary Tourism in Toledo, Ohio." InBattleground States Conference. 2007.