CV

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Appointment

Assistant Professor of History, Wilkes University, August 2019-present

 

Education

Ph.D., History, University of Connecticut, 2019.

Exam fields: United States History; Gender in the Atlantic World to 1820; The History of the Book in America and Europe.

Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, University of Connecticut, 2016.

M.A., History, University of Connecticut, 2010.

B.A., English and History, Dickinson College, cum laude, 2004.

 

Selected Fellowships and Awards

2019-2020

Zuckerman Prize in American Studies, McNeil Center for Early American Studies

2018-2019

Draper Dissertation Fellow, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute

2016-2017

Dissertation Fellow, Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Program at the Library Company of Philadelphia

Short-term Fellow, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library

2015-2016

Research Fellow, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Jay and Deborah Last Fellow, American Antiquarian Society

Reese Award in American Bibliography and the History of the Book in the Americas, Virginia Historical Society

 

Recent Publications

“Reconstructing and Gendering the Distribution Networks of Godey’s Lady’s Book in the Nineteenth Century.” Book History 22 (2019): 161-195.

Recipient of an Honorable Mention, Research Society for American Periodicals’ 2018-2019 Article Prize competition

Recipient of the 2019 Graduate Student Essay Prize from the Editors of Book History

Review of In the Neighborhood: Women’s Publication in Early America, by Caroline Wigginton, in SHARP News, http://www.sharpweb.org/sharpnews/2018/05/11/caroline-wigginton-in-the-neighborhood-womens-publication-in-early-america/.

 

Recent Presentations

“Capricious and Murderous Fashions: Debating Gender and Consumerism in the Antebellum Era.” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting. July 2019.

“Being a Fashionista before Vogue, Fashion Week, and the Internet.” Massachusetts Historical Society K-12 teacher workshop, “Fashioning History.” October 2018.

“Fashioning American Women: Godey’s Lady’s Book, Female Consumers, and Periodical Publishing in the Nineteenth Century.” University of Connecticut Humanities Institute Fellows’ Research Talk. October 2018.

“The Fruits of Women’s Industry and Ingenuity: Politics, Gender, and the Bunker Hill Monument.” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting. July 2018.

“Creating a Magazine worth Buying: Ownership and Attribution of Images and Texts in Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830s-1850s.” Images, Copyright, and the Public Domain in the Long Nineteenth Century Conference, Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. March 2018.

“Agents, Fraudsters, Subscribers, and Borrowers: Buying and Selling Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1830s-1870s.” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing and the Business History Conference. January 2018.

Invited lecture, “Combating Swindlers and Borrowers: Buying and Selling Godey’s Lady’s Book in the Nineteenth Century.” Five College Seminar in Book History. November 2017.

 

Public History Experience

Education Coordinator, American Antiquarian Society.  Worcester, MA; January 2006-August 2011.

Coordinated grant-funded Teaching American History (TAH) programs, Securing the Blessings of Liberty (2009-2011), Preserving Our Democracy (2007-2010), and Keepers of the Republic (2006-2008) with the Worcester Public Schools. Worked collaboratively with core team from several partner institutions to develop daylong professional development programs; organized and ran meetings; interfaced with scholars and teachers; coordinated and executed all logistical details of events.

 

Service

Co-Liaison from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing to the American Historical Association, January 2015-present.