Carolyn Taratko is a PhD candidate in the field of Modern European History. She will spend the 2016–2017 academic year in Berlin as a visiting scholar at the Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Her dissertation, tentatively titled, "Feeding Germany: Nutrition and the German Countryside, 1871–1923,” explores the development of nutritional science and agricultural expertise. Her research has been supported by the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD, and the Council for European Studies. She is working under the direction of Dr. David Blackbourn.