Compassionate, compelling and beautifully told, Milk is a fascinating journey through the social, cultural and historical meanings of breastfeeding. Through her intricate, personal and tender research, Wolfarth deftly explores the human complexities of caring, nurturing and nourishing. A sublime book
-- ELINOR CLEGHORN, author of UNWELL WOMEN
Erudite, intimate and compelling, Milk is a long-overdue history of humanity's first food
-- LEAH HAZARD, author of HARD PUSHED
Milk is a fascinating book, a rigorous and intimate study of something at once essential to life, and yet too often overlooked. Wolfarth uses breastfeeding as a lens through which to examine and critique the structures of motherhood, but it's also a text suffused with love and care, and I felt equal parts enlightened and comforted after reading it
-- MIRANDA WARD, author of ADRIFT
I'm a writer, cultural historian and lecturer. For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated by how we make sense of our worlds through making things and telling stories.
I'm a specialist in Southeast Asian art history, receiving my PhD from the University of Leeds in 2015. I have held lectureships at SOAS, University of Arts, University of Leeds and Sotheby's Institute of Arts. I currently teach at The Open University. My research on Cambodian cultural history has been published in several academic journals and books.
In addition to my academic work, I now write nonfiction exploring cultural histories, memoir, feminism, our relationships to landscape, and more. My writing has been published in many outlets, including History Today and Wellcome Stories.
My forthcoming book MILK: An Intimate History of Breastfeeding will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2023.
I am also the current writer-in-residence for the Urban Trees Festival and co-editor of the forthcoming book ASIA-ART-ACTIVISM.
My agent is Jo Unwin at Jo Unwin Literary Agency