India Aurora Mandelkern 



Hi there. I’m a historian and writer based in LA. I’ve worked in both the food world and the art world; much of what I write about comes out of those two realms. In 2015, I completed a Ph.D. in cultural history from University of California, Berkeley. The time I spent there influences pretty much everything that I put on a page.

indiam [dot] gmail [dot] com




And here are some accolades I have amassed over the years... 



Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow 2016–2018

John L. Simpson Memorial Research Fellowship In International And Comparative Studies, UC Berkeley, 2015

Dissertation Completion Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2013-2014

George Guttridge Prize for Anglo-American History, UC Berkeley, 2014

Stern Grant, National Association and Conference for British Studies (NACBS), 2013

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2012.

First Place, Culinary Historians of New York (CHNY) Scholars Competition, 2012

Student Mentoring and Research Teams (SMART) Fellowship, UC Berkeley, 2012

ASECS/Clark Library Fellowship, UCLA Center for 18th Century Studies, 2012.