In July 2016, I joined the faculty of Colgate University as assistant professor of history. My research centers on questions of women, girlhood, and religion in late 19th century North America (with a particular focus on American Catholicism), and the role of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies in developing campus histories and public history sites and curricula. I serve on the New York State History Advisory group, convened by the office of the New York State Historian, and the American Historical Association’s Committee on Gender Equality. At present, I am working on my book manuscript, tentatively titled The Young Catholic: Girlhood and the Making of American Catholicism, drawing attention to narratives of young women in nineteenth-century U.S. Catholic history.
Prior to joining the Colgate faculty, I taught courses in U.S. history and gender and sexuality studies at Bryn Mawr College, the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow and Director of Bryn Mawr College’s Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education from 2014-2016, my work focused on the digital possibilities of women’s and gender history research and pedagogy, and the development of college archives to better document contemporary and diverse histories. I advised the award-winning undergraduate public history project Black at Bryn Mawr and co-organized the National Council on Public History working group on campus histories during 2015-2016.
I have been involved in a number of other public projects that make history more accessible to a wider audiences — interests that grew out of my work at the Museum of the City of New York from 2001-2004, and that I later pursued as a coordinator for exhibition and oral history projects at Chicago’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality from 2007-2014. At present, I am a member of the Scholarly Advisory Committee for the National Women’s History Museum, and am writing on the New York State suffrage centennial celebrations for the journal Collections.
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CV (updated August 6, 2018)