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- United States
- KY Kentucky
- Girl Museum, Kentucky Museum
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- public historian, museums, girlhood, women's history, medieval history
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- About Me
I hold a Masters degree in Public History, with additional degrees in sociology and interdisciplinary social sciences, and have been researching and writing for most of my life. I’ve curated many historical projects — including exhibitions, published articles, and conference presentations.
I specialize in girlhood studies, women’s history, fundraising, and museum administration. I volunteer with Girl Museum as Program Developer, leading exhibitions, strategic planning, social media management, and collaborative partnerships and our interns. I also produce their bi-weekly podcast series, GirlSpeak.
I also work with the Kentucky Museum, where I lead all donor management and grant writing efforts, help produce interdisciplinary exhibitions, and provide support for marketing, accreditation, and strategic planning.
I am currently writing my first book in the field of girls’ history.
- Recent Publications
I have presented at historical association and museum conferences, including:
- A Manor Among Mountains: The Medieval Vision of George Vanderbilt, presented at the Southeastern Medieval Association Conference in October 2013.
- Barbie: The Bitch who has Everything, winner of the Best Paper award at the Brian Bertoti Graduate Conference in 2013.
I have also contributed to historical and museum industry journals and publications, including:
- “Using Digital to Showcase Feminism in Cultural Heritage” (co-author with Ashley E. Remer) in Feminism and Museums (2017, MuseumsEtc.) Buy it on Amazon.
- Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (Feb. 2019, ABC-CLIO Press).
- Women in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia (2017, ABC-CLIO Press). Buy it on Amazon.
- Blogs for Girl Museum and Museum Hack, including:
- Unicorn Horns: How Storytelling Transforms Museum Experiences (Fun fact: This was based on my very first trip to NYC & my first Museum Hack tour!)
- 4 Tips for Effective Facebook Advertising for Museums
- Interviews with museum professionals, such as Dawn Eschelman of the Rubin Museum of Art’s Dream Over experience and Frith Williams of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- How to Energize and Empower Staff with Creativity (Case Study: 21c Museum Hotel)
- How to Generate Buzz and Attract Millennials to Your Event (Case Study: Hennepin History Museum) (Fun fact: I managed these social media campaigns!)
- Friday Fun with Pokemon GO: How Museums are Catching New Visitors
- Poke It Up: How to Catch Millennials with Pokemon GO at Your Museum
- Various case studies, TED Talk and What We’re Reading blogs
- Articles on HubPages.com.
- Book reviews for the Journal of Curatorial Studies and The Public Historian.
- “Voices from the Deep: Submerged Shipwreck Preservation,” published in the Tuckasegee Valley Historical Review, Vol. XVIV (Spring 2013).
- An Architectural Survey of Newland, North Carolina, currently held by the Appalachian State University archives.
- Application for Landmark Designation for Oesterreicher Homestead near Jacksonville, FL, which was utilized for historic designation by the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission.
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- United States, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- Medieval, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Children & Youth, Gender, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Women