Jay I. Stone
Jay is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in History of Science interested in the interconnections of food politics, nutrition science and the history of the U.S. state. Their dissertation, “Sweet Deception: A History of the Health Politics of Saccharin in the United States,” traces ideas about the healthfulness of sugar and artificial sweeteners across scientific literature, government regulations, and dietary advice from the Progressive era to the rise of aspartame in the 1980s. They graduated from Barnard College in 2014, magna cum laude, with a B.A. in Physics and French literature. Currently, they are based in Philadelphia.