Peggy L. Brunache
, PhD, holds a doctorate from the University of Texas in anthropology. She currently lives in Scotland and is an Academic Tutor/Lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. She has offered online courses at UAB for several years, including “Soul Food of the Diaspora” and “Immigration Transnationalism and Diasporas.”

Dr. Brunache says about herself, “I am a Haitian-American archaeologist and food historian and recently completed my PhD with a dissertation exploring slave cuisine based on excavations in Guadeloupe. I've also dug in West Africa and all across the US Eastern Seaboard as a professional field archaeologist. I have versatile communication skills which I use to articulate complicated theoretical or methodological ideas in plain speak for students and non-scholars alike. In addition to archaeology and history, I am passionate about many subjects including food, music and dance. I'm a naturally an energetic person with a strong, quirky personality and unshockable sense of humor, which has always come in useful on digs.”