Ph.D., NYU (2006)
BA, Yale (1992)
American Civilization Since 1865
Early America: 1492-1680
Food In Us History
Professor LaCombe teaches courses in early America, the American Revolution, Native American history, food and history, antebellum cultural history, and a research methods seminar on Jamestown's first fifteen years.
Professor LaCombe's research interests are focused on the English Atlantic world before 1650, and in particular the role of food in interactions between English travelers and native groups.
Michael A. LaCombe (2010), "'a continuall and dayly Table for Gentlemen of fashion': Humanism, Food, and Authority at Jamestown, 1607-1609". American Historical Review, 115, 669-687.
In addition to recent presentations at conferences in the United States, Canada, and overseas, Professor LaCombe is a regular participant in the Columbia University Seminar in Early American History and Culture.