About Amanda Moniz
Amanda Moniz is the assistant director of the National History Center of the American Historical Association. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2008 and held a Cassius Marcellus Clay Postdoctoral Fellowship at Yale University from 2008 to 2010. A scholar of transatlantic humanitarianism in the American Revolutionary era, Dr. Moniz has received numerous grants and fellowships including from the Social Science Research Council and the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program on the Early American Economy and Society. She has taught at Yale, the Catholic University of America, and American University. Before heading to graduate school, Amanda was a pastry chef. She now teaches occasional historic cooking classes and has written about food history for the Washington Post, NPR’s Kitchen Window, American Food Roots, the Historical Cooking Project, and has a blog, History's Just Desserts. She has also featured on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAML’s Mornings with Brian & Larry, and the National Geographic Weekend Radio Show.