Christina Regelski

About Christina

Christina Regelski is a Ph.D. student in History at Rice University. Her work focuses on race, gender and material culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century American South. Even though she spends an exorbitant amount of time with stacks of books and her imaginary cat, this Virginian takes time to explore the rich cultural, historical and culinary scene in Texas with her friends and fellow students.

On Independence Day, you won’t see Americans toast the United States with mugs of tea. Hot weather aside, tea is the villain of Fourth of July celebrations.While the holiday honors the Declaration of Independence, the Boston Tea Party is one of many revolutionary acts Americans will patriotically reflect on this summer. But what do we really… MORE

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This June, Americans across the country will commemorate their past with barbeques, baseball games, parades and speeches. Wait, June? These festivities may remind you of the Fourth of July but, two weeks before Independence Day, thousands of Americans will commemorate emancipation.  June 19, or “Juneteenth,” honors the symbolic end to slavery in the United States, bringing… MORE

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Football is part of our national fabric. Football is tailgating, Uncle Roy’s annoying game commentary, and an excuse to watch television for ten hours straight every weekend, but it’s also a dream. Football could never be “just” a sport. It has changed lives and inspired success in monumental ways. It has created bonds, even unexpected… MORE

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While many American regions and cities have famous fare, few will argue that the South wears the culinary crown. Southern identity is stronglylinked to its cuisine, and food has long been an enticing (and profitable) draw for tourism in the South. Southern food has inspired trails, websites, songs, books, television shows, and movies (Fried Green… MORE

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