Julia Skinner, PhD
Food, Travel & Tourism
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Dr. Julia Skinner is an expert in library and archival research and food studies. She has a PhD in Library & Information Science, is an award-winning food historian, and the founder of Root, which offers research consulting related to food and food history.
She helps clients research the history of brands and public figures, trace the histories of specific ingredients and the development of food products, and conducts archival research for other cases where historical and research expertise are required.
I have an extensive background in publishing and book history, and am happy to help with cases where this expertise may be useful (e.g. the publishing history of a specific book).
Her work is backed by over a decade of rigorous experience and undergirded by her time spent in leadership positions in archives and libraries, giving her a deep understanding of how materials are organized, where to find them, and what questions to ask to uncover answers.
She is able to provide notes...