Ph.D., American Studies, Harvard University, 2017
M.A., History, Harvard University, 2012
B.A., Romance Studies, Harvard College, 2004
My research explores representations of race, ethnicity, and gender in 19th- and 20th-century consumer culture and material culture, especially in conjunction with food and drink.
My first book, Consumable City: Food and Race in New Orleans (in progress), shows how the pleasurable sensory experiences associated with New Orleans’s culinary world made food a uniquely powerful tool in the exclusion of people of color.
- Research, collecting, oral history, and writing for the American Brewing History Initiative
- Massey Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University, 2015-16
- Jacquelyn Dowd Hall Prize, Southern Association for Women Historians, 2015
- Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University, 2012