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Independent Scholar.
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food history, culinary history, illicit food trade, transimperial trade, smuggling, American Southeast, cultural history, 18th century, colonial North America, Anglo-Spanish trade, Atlantic World, contraband, Florida, South Carolina, trading companies, entanglement, Greater Caribbean, commerce
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Juneisy Quintana Hawkins holds a PhD in United States from New York University. Currently, she is an independent scholar working on culinary and food history for the general public. She adapts historical recipes for the modern kitchen and places them in historical context. She also write about food culture, both historical and modern, and culinary travel.

In her academic life, she specialized in informal food economies, Anglo-Spanish food trade, smuggling, and food culture in the colonial American Southeast in an early-modern Atlantic worlds context.

Her research focused mainly on 18th-century Spanish Florida and South Carolina, but also incorporated colonies like Georgia, New York and Havana.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Colonialism, Diplomacy, Food History, Local & Regional