Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Ph.D. History and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2020
Dissertation: “Watching the Girls Go By: Sexual Harassment in the American Street, 1850-1980”

M.A. Cultural Heritage Studies, University College London, 2011

B.A. History, Macalester College, 2009


Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and History, Sewanee: The University of the South, 2020-


Publications

Review of The Wages of History: Emotional Labor on Public History’s Front Lines by Amy M. Tyson. Public Archaeology 14, no. 1 (February 2015): 75-77.

“From American Girls into American Women: A Discussion of American Girl Doll Nostalgia.” Girlhood Studies 5, no. 1 (Summer 2012): 57-75.


Grants and Fellowships

2020Samuel and Marion Merrill Travel Grant, Organization of American Historians (awarded, not used – OAH canceled due to COVID-19)
2019-20Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
2019Community of Scholars Fellowship, Institute for Research on Women & Gender and Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
2018Margaret Storrs Grierson Fellowship, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College
2018Newberry Library Short-Term Fellowship, Newberry Library in Chicago
2018Mary Lily Research Grant, Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University
2017-18Rackham Humanities Research Dissertation Fellowship, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
2017-18Research/Study/Travel Grant, History Department, University of Michigan
2016Rackham Doctoral Pre-Candidate Research Grant, Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan
2015Mellon Public Humanities Fellowship, University of Michigan
2014-16J. Frederick Hoffman Award, History Department, University of Michigan
2010Institute of Archaeology Masters Award, University College London

Awards

2020Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, University of Michigan
2016Dorothy McGuigan Prize for Best Graduate Essay on Women, University of Michigan

Conference Participation

Panels Organized

2020Historicizing Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo: Emerging Scholarship and Methodological Questions,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, May 28-31*
2020Women and Public Space in the Urban United States,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 2-5*
(Endorsed by Women and Social Movements in the U.S., 1600-2000 journal and digital archive)

Papers Presented

2021“‘I Was Obliged to Walk All the Way Home’: Sexual Harassment and Women’s Mobility in the Urban United States, 1860-1880,” Urban History Association Conference, October 21-24
2020“‘Girl-Watching’ as Street Harassment in Mid-Twentieth-Century California,” Western History Association Annual Conference, October 14-17
2020Roundtable panelist, “Whither the Spinster? Sexuality, Labor, and Race in Defining and Locating Women Alone,” Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History affiliate session, American Historical Association Annual Meeting, January 3-6
2019The Stranger in the Street: Street Harassment in Feminist Anti-Rape Activism, 1968-1980,” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Conference, November 14-17
2019“Wolves, Sailors, and the Normalization of Street Harassment, 1930-1950,” Community of Scholars Symposium, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, October 25
2019“Watching the Girls Go By,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 4-6
2017Goo-Goo Eyes Not Permitted: Discourses of Street Harassment and Unwanted Looking in 20th-Century United States,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders and Sexualities, June 1-4
2017“Street Harassment as Surveillance: From Mashers to YouTube,” University of Michigan Graduate Student Conference in United States History, May 5-6
2016“Furtive Leers: Girl Watching as Pastime, Sport, and Site of Gendered Power in Cold War America,” Midwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, October 6-9
2016“Bold Glances: Etiquette and Harassment in the Twentieth-Century American Street,” University of Illinois Women’s and Gender History Symposium, March 11-12
2015“Ogling the Girls: Street Harassment and Unwanted Looking in Detroit, 1910-1946,” Upstate New York Women’s History Organization Conference, September 19

*Canceled due to COVID-19


Teaching

Sewanee: The University of the South

Before #MeToo: Sex, Power, and Work in the Modern U.S. (Fall 2020)
Women in U.S. History, 1870 to the Present (Fall 2020)

University of Michigan (as Graduate Student Instructor, i.e. TA)

United States, 1865 to the Present (Winter 2019)
History Pedagogy II, as mentor to Graduate Student Instructors (Fall 2018)
Introduction to Women’s Studies (Fall 2016, Winter 2017)
History of U.S. Mass Culture: From Minstrelsy to Hip Hop (Winter 2016)
Gender, Sex Differences, and Addiction (Fall 2015)

Certifications

Graduate Teacher Certificate, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, 2019

Teaching Interests

United States post-1865
U.S. Women’s and Gender History
Cultural History
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Service

  • Panelist, “Collective Bargaining and Online Technologies in the Age of a Pandemic,” Roosevelt House and the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College, June 18, 2020
  • Bargaining Team Coordinator, Graduate Employees’ Organization, AFT-MI Local 3550, 2019-2020
  • Panelist, Twitterstorians: Doing History on Twitter, History Club and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan, 2020
  • Panelist, orientation workshops, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2019
  • Workshop facilitator, Graduate Student Instructor Orientation, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan, 2019
  • Vice President, Graduate Employees’ Organization, AFT-MI Local 3550, 2017-2019
  • Chair, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies Workshop, University of Michigan, 2019
  • Member, faculty search committee, Departments of History and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2018-19
  • Discussant, University of Michigan Graduate Student Conference in United States History, 2018
  • Member, graduate admissions committee, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2017-18
  • Mentor to incoming graduate students, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 2017-18
  • Co-Coordinator, Historical Approaches to Gender and Sexuality, Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop, University of Michigan, 2015-16

Professional Affiliations

American Historical Association
Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
National Women’s Studies Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era