• The Library will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.


  1. Water: Access, Supply, and Sustainability

    October 27, 7:00 pm - October 29, 8:30 pm
  2. How Do I Become a Rocket Scientist?

    November 20, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Kansas City Invention Convention

    April 17, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Zachary Nowak

(Travel Fellow, 2017-18)


Zachary Nowak

Zachary Nowak

The American Train Station: A History


Zachary Nowak is a doctoral candidate in American Studies at Harvard University. He is also the Associate Director of the Food & Sustainability Studies Program at the Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy.

He is interested in environmental and spatial history, and is currently working on a research project provisionally entitled “The American Train Station: A History.”

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 Elgin Eckert and Peter Naccarato) a collection of essays on Italian food, Representing Italy Through Food (Bloomsbury, 2017).