Emily Hilliard is a UNC-trained folklorist (M.A., 2011), writer, and media producer based in Washington, D.C. Her writing and media work has appeared on NPR, Design*Sponge, American Food Roots, Ecotone, PBS Food, The Hairpin, The Southern Foodways Alliance, and The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, among others. 

She has worked for a number of different cultural heritage organizations including the American Folklife Center, the North Carolina Folklore Society, and the National Council for the Traditional Arts, and Sandy Spring Museum/Maryland Traditions. She is currently marketing coordinator at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.

Since 2005, she has written and produced the pie blog Nothing in the House, a finalist in The Kitchn's 2014 Best Baking & Sweets Blog Homie Awards.

Her research and writing interests dwell in the realm of traditional foodways and music, as well as women's domestic creativity and the intersection between traditional and experimental art and music, or "the rural avant garde". 

She also plays old-time fiddle and guitar.

Get in touch | emilyhilliard@gmail.com