Andrea Crow is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her dissertation, "The Demographics of Diet in Early Modern English Literature," argues that between the late sixteenth century and the Restoration, English writers began discussing food in more demographically-specific terms as a result of widespread efforts to influence consumption practices by shaping the dietary habits of individuals and the populations to which they belonged. Her work has been published in Shakespeare Quarterly and Early Modern Women, and she has received a grant-in-aid from the Folger Shakespeare library to pursue her research as well as a Foreign Languages and Area Studies grant from the U.S. department of education in order to further her study of Classical Arabic. She has also been named one of Columbia's Lead Teaching Fellows, an appointment aimed at intensive pedagogical development.
early modern literature, food politics, manuscript studies, poetry and poetics, material culture, gender and sexuality studies, academic labor and the future of the university