Zachary Bostwick Nowak, PhD

Lecturer on History, Harvard University
Zachary Nowak received his PhD in American studies from Harvard University in 2018. He is a Lecturer in the Harvard History Department, where he teaches courses on food, environment, and urban history. He is also the associate director of the Food and Sustainability Studies Program at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy. Nowak is a historian of the built and natural environment. He is the author of Truffle: A Global History (Reaktion, 2015), the translator of Why Architects Still Draw (MIT Press, 2014), and the editor and translator of Inventing The Pizzeria: A History of Pizza Making in Naples (Bloomsbury Academic, 2015). He is also a co-editor (with Peter Naccarato and Elgin Eckert) of a collection of essays on Italian food, Representing Italy Through Food (Bloomsbury, 2017).


  • PhD Harvard University