My research examines kitchen archives from the early modern period into the digital age in England and Mexico. Melding together past and present, I will bring together the perspectives and practices of families and collaborative authors, dealers, archivists, scholars, and members of the public to inquire into the impulse to create, preserve, and use repositories of informal, everyday knowledge and the losses and silences along the way.I am currently PI of an Imagining Futures Phase 2 commissioned project that provides the tools and resources for the residents of Sotuta, Yucatan to build a transmedia archive of their foodways. Making the archive in their day-to-day will be a way to experience the present with a consciousness of its ties to the past. It will also be central in bringing out how they can shape the future as they battle predatory food and tourism industries.
University College London Early Modern Studies 2019
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico English Language and lit. 2017