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Biography: Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox

Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox
Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox

Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox curated Harvard University’s Glass Flowers before retiring in 2007. She was the Glass Art Society Journal editor and served on the GAS Board of Directors. She has been a recipient of the Rakow Research Fellowship, and was a visiting scholar at the Max Plank Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany. She curated/co-curated exhibitions at Harvard Museum of Natural History, The Corning Museum of Glass, the Andy Warhol Museum, and the Butler Institute of American Art. She has written three books including Dinner For Dickens: The Culinary History of Mrs. Charles Dickens’s Menu Books (2005), and Drawing Upon Nature co-authored with David Whitehouse for the 2007 exhibition Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers that they curated.

Rossi-Wilcox has lectured extensively, reviewed books for the Journal of Popular Culture, published articles on a variety of topics in the history of science, culinary history, and on the Glass Flowers collection, recently contributing articles for A Life in Archaeology and Glass: Honoring David Whitehouse (1941-2013), Reading Andy Warhol, and The Oxford Companion to Sweets.

She holds a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s Degree in the History of Science from Harvard University Extension School, and a Chef’s Diploma from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts (Massachusetts). She has also served on the Board of Overseers for the Handel & Haydn Society in Boston and on the Board of Directors for the Culinary Historians of Boston.