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University of Edinburgh
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art history, material culture studies, eighteenth-century studies, nineteenth-century studies, gender, sexuality, emotion, identity, collage
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About Me

My research focuses on visual and material culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and North America. I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and I was awarded my PhD in Art History from the University in 2015. I am currently revising my doctoral thesis for publication as a monograph exploring the role of emotions and social relations in the material culture of the eighteenth-century home, as well as working on my postdoctoral research project on collage made between 1660 and 1912. I have held research fellowships at Yale Center for British Art; the Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library; the Huntington Library; and the Harry Ransom Center (University of Texas at Austin). In 2019 I will be a Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Postdoctoral Fellow.

Recent Publications

My monograph, Domestic Space in Late Georgian Britain: Materiality, Sociability and Emotion, c.1750-1840, is forthcoming with Bloomsbury. I have a book chapter ‘Taste à-la-mode: consuming foreignness, picturing gender’ in the edited volume Materializing Gender in Eighteenth-Century Europe (J. Germann & H. Strobel, eds. Ashgate Publishing, 2016), and my article ‘Craft(ing) Narratives: Specimens, Souvenirs, and “Morsels” in A la Ronde’s Specimen Table’ is forthcoming in Eighteenth-Century Fiction. I have also recently submitted articles on gendered representations of needlework in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and Sontagian campness in macaroni prints. Finally, I am in the process of co-editing (with Dr Katie Faulkner of the Courtauld Institute of Art) a special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies on craft and masculinity in the long nineteenth century.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain & North America
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, North America
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Book History, Gender, Material Culture, Sexuality, Women