Assistant Professor of History, Wilkes University, August 2019-present
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
Zuckerman Prize in American Studies, McNeil Center for Early American Studies
Draper Dissertation Fellow, University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
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
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
“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/.
“Crafting a Nation of Ladies: Marketing Godey’s Lady’s Book in the Nineteenth Century.” Business History Conference Annual Meeting (held virtually), March 2021.
“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.
Co-Liaison from the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing to the American Historical Association, January 2015-present.