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Queen's University
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Social History, Intellectual History, American Women's History, Social Reform, Labor, Feminist and Queer Theory, Irish Nationalism, Historical Memory
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Broadly speaking, I am interested in intellectual and cultural history, feminist consciousness, and women’s activism. My research focuses predominantly on American women and social reform, sexual modernism, American labor feminism, progressivism, and liberalism. Similarly, I am interested in the historical contributions of women as active participants in shaping cultural and political landscapes and whose public lives troubled popular conceptions of gender, femininity, and womanhood. I work to foreground the contributions of labor feminists in shaping contemporary feminist thought and the role of the women’s networks in building cross-class solidarity.

More recently, my research focuses on the question of a historically constructed “hegemonic feminism” produced and reinforced through popular media and consumer culture. I am interested in exploring cultural representations of historical events and feminist politics in contemporary media and popular culture which contributes to contemporary understandings of social relations.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States of America
Expertise by Geography
Ireland, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Gender, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Women