The New School (Student)
Alexander Fine is a history student at the New School, and Digital Fellow at the Humanities Action Lab. His focus has been the history of food politics in the United States. Throughout high school and college he cooked professionally, from small sandwich shops in his hometown of St. Louis to critically acclaimed restaurants in New York City, before transitioning to work in other areas of the food industry. He has interned at the Vendy Awards – the fundraising arm of the Street Vendor Project, a legal advocacy member based organization for New York City street vendors. Growing up in one of the most segregated cities in the country has influenced his practice as a historian and critical race theory has been a vital scope of his research and studies. Alexander is currently an online contributor and freelance writer for hedonistshedonist.com, a national food blog and is working towards finishing his thesis project, a digital history of food as cultural preservation in the United States.