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William & Mary
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girlhood, childhood, education, boarding schools, geography education, literacy, novels, needlework, textiles, material culture, American South
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About Me

Emily is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in History at William & Mary. Her dissertation examines the relationship between place and identity among elite, white girls who lived in the American South during the early national and antebellum periods.

In 2017, Emily received a M.A. in History from William & Mary. Her master’s portfolio examined the relationship between novels and women’s education in the early American republic, with a focus on the gothic and seduction genres.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
4, 5
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Founding Era, Children & Youth, Gender, Material Culture, Sexuality, Women