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Kolleen M. Guy is an Associate Professor and former Ricardo Romo Distinguished Professor in the Honors College at UTSA.  Her area of specialization is modern European political and social history. The focus of her current research is on the development of ideas about environment, identity, and place through production, consumption, and regulation of “quality” foods in global markets.

Her book on the history of champagne in the 19th and 20th centuries, When Champagne Became French: Wine and the Making of French Identity, 1820-1920 (Johns Hopkins University Press, hardback 2003; paperback 2007), was awarded the 2004 Champagne Veuve Clicquot Wine Book Prize and the 2003 Gourmand International, World Book Awards prize in Barcelona, Spain for the “Best Wine History Book.”

In addition to her book, she has published numerous articles and book chapters on wine, cheese, and gastronomy.  Her work has been featured on National Public Radio, CBS Sunday Morning, and the National Geographic channel. Guy is also the recipient of grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute for Advanced Studies at the U.S.Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

After earning her PhD from Indiana University in 1995, Guy taught at the the University of Texas at San Antonio in the history department and the Honors College. Her courses range from the cultural history of Europe and to food in the modern world.  Her most recent teaching awards include the University of Texas  Board of Regents Distinguished Teaching Award and the UTSA President’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

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