Whose Milk? Changing US Attitudes toward Maternal Breastfeeding

Earlier this year, delegates from around the world met in Geneva, Switzerland for the World Health Assembly. Debates emerged around the topic of promoting maternal breastfeeding and sparked a heated confrontation between the United States and the nation of Ecuador. Looking for some historical context to the "Breast is Best" campaign? Read my latest article … Continue reading Whose Milk? Changing US Attitudes toward Maternal Breastfeeding

“Beer is a good family drink”: Women and Craft Brewing in early North Carolina

When I left North Carolina in 2014 for my Ph.D. adventure in Scotland, a new trend was on the rise. Like many other cities in the state, and indeed the country, my hometown of Wilmington also became the home of several new microbreweries as the trend of home brewing and craft brewing swept the US. … Continue reading “Beer is a good family drink”: Women and Craft Brewing in early North Carolina

Five on a Friday: Helpful links for graduate students at all stages

  This year I am finishing up my final semester as a graduate student. In the coming weeks, many postgraduates (as we are called in the UK) will be looking toward the submission of dissertations, defenses, and graduation. Other students will be looking, with anticipation, to the start of their graduate school career in the … Continue reading Five on a Friday: Helpful links for graduate students at all stages

Five on a Friday: It’s Tartan Day!

In 1966 historian Gordon Donaldson wrote that, in essence, Scotland’s “greatest export” was its people. [1] Over the course of five centuries, Scots migrated to every corner of the world. They are, in many ways, a very mobile population. My own research has looked at Scottish families (from both the Highlands and Lowlands) who settled … Continue reading Five on a Friday: It’s Tartan Day!

Five on a Friday: Incredible North Carolina Women

In case you haven't noticed, it's Women's History Month! I've really been enjoying keeping up with posts on social media of really cool women from around the world that I haven't heard of before. It's inspiring and reminds me that there is still much more we don't know about women's experiences. So without further ado, … Continue reading Five on a Friday: Incredible North Carolina Women