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University of California, Santa Barbara
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Cuisine, Atlantic World, British Empire, National Identity, Gender
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About Me

I am currently a PhD student at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I completed my MA in European History at Texas A&M University in 2014, and a BA from the College of Idaho in 2011. My research currently considers the role of food and cuisine in the development and maintenance of various kinds of identity in the British Empire in the eighteenth century. My dissertation is tentatively titled “Food Anxieties and the Development of Colonial Hybrid Identities in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic.”

Recent Publications

“Elegant Dishes and Unrefined Truths: A Culinary Search for Identity in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” Eighteenth-Century Thought 6 (2016): 61-81.

“Finding a ‘Genteeler Taste’: Navigating the Waters of British High Society with Good Taste, 1715-1815,” De Achtiende Eeuw 48 (2016).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
British Empire
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, Caribbean, England
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Food History, Gender, Material Culture