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Santa Clara University
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19th-century US History, gender history, women's history, children's history, religious history, California history, US history
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About Me

My research focuses on 19th-century United States history, with a emphasis on religion, gender, and children. My dissertation, “Perfect Child, Perfect Faith: Raising Children in Nineteenth-Century Communities,” is a study of how four religious communities raised their children in an effort to embed their differing goals and identity in future generations. The United Society of Believers (better know as Shakers), Oneida Perfectionists, Church of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and Berea abolitionists all created specific communities grounded in their unique interpretations of Christianity in an effort to reform and improve American life through challenging rural and bourgeois notions of family, gender, and race. I completed my PhD at the University of California, Santa Cruz in June 2016. I am currently a Lecturer at Santa Clara University teaching courses in U.S. History, World History, and California History.

Recent Publications

Book Review Remember Me to Miss Louisa, Ohio Valley History, Summer 2016

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Children & Youth, Gender, Slavery, Urban History, Women