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Nicholas Allred

Nicholas Allred, PhD, joined the CAS Archives project in 2015 as a PhD student in the English department at Rutgers. His research focuses on compulsive habits like drinking and ideas about fictional character in eighteenth-century Britain. Nick taught courses at Rutgers on poetry, writing, the early novel, and eighteenth-century literature and culture.

He was instrumental in Reading for Recovery, a project funded by the American Library Association to advance the therapeutic use of reading among people grappling with addiction in 2015-2016. Starting in 2019, Nick worked as a Graduate Specialist at New Brunswick Libraries on an outreach project called Books We Read.

After earning his PhD at Rutgers in 2022, he is currently with Fairfield University. He remains consultant to the Alcohol Archives contributing to its new iteration underway in 2023.


Awards & Distinctions

  • Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies (CAS) Recognition Award (Rutgers University, 2022)
  • Harvey Waterman Medal of Excellence (School of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University, 2022)