Joshua Specht

Department of History

420 Decio Faculty Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-2063

Assistant Professor

  • History of meat in the U.S.
  • History of food
  • History of American Business / capitalism
  • Environmental history
  • Settlement of American West

Specht in the News

The Rise and Fall of Prime-Rib Nation

We see on holidays and special occasions the times when the kind of longer traditions and deeper histories of how we relate to food come out in ritual,” said Joshua Specht, the author of “Red Meat Republic” and an associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame.

BYU Radio

How Beef Changed America

Guest: Joshua Specht, visiting assistant professor, University of Notre Dame, and author of “Red Meat Republic: A Hoof-to-Table History of How Beef Changed America”.