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Garritt C. Van Dyk

Lecturer in History, University of Newcastle

Garritt Van Dyk is a Lecturer in History at the University of Newcastle. Current research includes forthcoming publications on sugar boycotts in eighteenth-century France and Britain, and a chapter on Luxury Foods in the Enlightenment. Wider research interests extend to the history of empire, early modern economic history, and European patterns of consumption in the Enlightenment.

His background in international finance and professional experience in commercial cookery, coupled with academic research, offer a unique perspective on both the practices and discourse of cuisine and political economy in the early modern period.

BA (English): Columbia University
PhD (History): University of Sydney

Lecturer in History, School of Creative Industries, Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Newcastle. Have also taught at University of Melbourne (History, Economic History) and Macquarie University (Intellectual Property Law, Business Law, E-Commerce).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Newcastle


  • 2017 
    University of Sydney, PhD