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Malcolm Purinton

Assistant Teaching Professor of History

Malcolm F. Purinton is a Food and World historian whose work focuses primarily on the sociocultural relationships of empire, trade, and technology in the history of beer and brewing. He recently published a chapter on the history of European beer in nineteenth century South Africa in “Alcohol Flows Across Cultures: Drinking Cultures in Transnational and Comparative Perspective” (Routledge). His current project is a manuscript examining the development and spread of European beer styles across the world via imperial trade networks.

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Emerging Scholar Grant, MIT Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative: “Taverns and Temples: The Spaces and Places of Alcohol”

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