Nick Allred

20170807 104013Nick Allred is a PhD candidate in the English department at Rutgers University.  His dissertation looks at the relationship between habit and the representation of character in eighteenth-century Britain, chiefly through the lens of the Gin Craze (c. 1720-1751) -- a drug panic that antedates the modern concept of addiction, and attracted the attention of early fiction writers like Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Henry Fielding, and Tobias Smollett.  Nick holds an M.St. from the University of Oxford and has published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (JSAD).