Hannah C. Griggs


Hannah C. Griggs is a writer, researcher, and critic from New Orleans. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at Emory University in Atlanta, and is Assistant Managing Editor at Southern Spaces. She holds an MA in English literature from Boston College and a BA in English literature and Spanish from Loyola University New Orleans. Her research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, the U.S. South, and foodways. She explores representations of consumption, leisure, and excess in the literature of the American South, broadly defined.

She runs Intemperance.org, a digital archive of cocktail culture in New Orleans.

You can find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, or GitHub.

Recent Work

Eater, Storm’s Coming. Send Out the Invites.‘” September 2019

The Atlantic, Teaching Sobriety With ‘The Bottle,’” May 2018

Poster Session at DH2017 Montreal, “Mapping Prohibition: The Challenges of Digitally (Re)creating Historical Spaces,” August 2017

The Atlantic, “How New Orleans’s Favorite Mardi Gras Cocktail Was Saved From Extinction,” February 2017

Interview, Cocktail History Podcast, “Episode 4: Prohibition in the Land of Mardi Gras,” January 2017

Digital Exhibition, Southern Food and Beverage Museum / Museum of the American Cocktail, New Orleans Prohibition Raids, 1919-1933, Fall 2016 – present

Interview contribution, New Orleans & Me, “A City of Bad Temperance,” October 2016