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Serin Quinn

History, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Love and Gold: A Comparative History of the Tomato in Britain and Italy, 1500-1900

Research Area

  • History

Other Research Interests

My primary research interest is in food and drink history in the medieval and early modern periods. For my MA dissertation I researched the role of the potato as a luxury novelty food in late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth- century England.
I am also interested in environmental history, the history of animals in particular, as well as material culture studies. 


I am a member of the Food and Drink History Reading Group at Warwick, as well as the Early Modern and Eighteenth Century Centre.

Academic Profile

2020-2024 – PhD, History, University of Warwick

2019-2020 – MA, Early Modern History, University of Warwick

2014-2018 – BA, History and Italian, University of Manchester 

Awards and Funding


2020/24 – Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award

2019/20 – History Department MA Bursary

              – Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme