Argyris (Ross) Karavis, 2018. Photograph: Nabil Asakly

Argyris (Ross) Karavis

Argyris (Ross) Karavis is a Doctoral candidate in History at the University of Melbourne researching the impact of French gastronomic taste on Australian food culture between 1850 and 1914. He has previously undertaken research on the 1901 Federation Dinners and on the emergence of yum cha in Australia in the 1990s as part of the Master of Arts in Food Studies at the University of Adelaide. He is interested in the intersections between food history, transnationalism and the emergence of modern culinary culture. In his professional life he has run food and beverage competitions and established the annual food and wine festival for the Greek community in Melbourne.