Deborah TONER

Associate Professor of History, University of Leicester (UK)


Deborah Toner is Associate Professor of History at the University of Leicester.

She is a social and cultural historian of alcohol, food and identity in the Americas.

She is the author of Alcohol in the Age of Industry, Empire and War (Bloomsbury, 2021) and Alcohol and Nationhood in Nineteenth-Century Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2015).

Her current research examines the development and interaction of racial stereotypes about drinking in the United States and Mexico, and the history of substance use disorders in Guyana.

She has been Co-Director of the Drinking Studies Network since 2010, an interdisciplinary research community exploring alcohol and drinking cultures across different societies and time periods.