Bio


Amanda Coate is a PhD candidate in History at Stanford University, where she studies early modern Europe. Her research focuses primarily on the cultural and intellectual histories of 16th- and 17th-century Britain, Germany, and France. In her work, she has investigated ideas about cannibalism (particularly survival cannibalism), science and medicine in Britain and Ireland, and human-animal interactions. Her ongoing dissertation research examines early modern European understandings of hunger and food scarcity. She is a writer for Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal.

Honors & Awards


  • Emerging Scholar Award, 12th International Conference on Food Studies (2022)
  • Graduate Student Grant, The Europe Center, Stanford University (2022)
  • History of Technology & Science Research Grant, HPS, Stanford University (2022)
  • George S. Lustig Prize, Department of History, Cornell University (2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Cornell University (2018)
  • Goethe Essay Prize, Department of German Studies, Cornell University (2015)
  • James E. Rice, Jr. Essay Award, Knight Institute, Cornell University (2015)

Education & Certifications


  • M.A., Stanford University, History (2021)
  • B.A., Cornell University, History (2018)