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College of William and Mary
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Gender, religion, and power in the colonial American South (Virginia +Carolinas). Quakerism, early American women's history, early American gender history, religious identity in early America, U.S. South
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About Me

I am a sixth-year doctoral candidate in History at The College of William and Mary. My dissertation, “Authors of Mischief’: Quaker (Mis)Behavior, Family, and Social Order in the Long Eighteenth-Century Carolinas and Virginia,” examines the lived experiences of Quakers in the early South with an eye towards the interactions between religious communities and private households. In addition to my research, I am currently the co-coordinator for The Octo at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture as well as the Social Media Manager for Women Also Know History.

I received my M.A. in History from William & Mary in May 2019. My portfolio, titled “Seeking the Kingdom, Building the Nation: Virginian Religious Identity in the Revolutionary Era” focused on the co-constitutive construction of gender and religious identities in the latter half of eighteenth-century Virginia.

Previously, I worked as the Special Collections Assistant for The University of Texas School of Law’s Tarlton Law Library. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2017 with a dual B.A. in History and French. My undergraduate History honors thesis was titled “Among Friends: Philadelphian Quaker Women’s Discourse in the Revolutionary Era,” an exploration of the evolving religious and political commentary of Quaker women in the midst of the American Revolution.

Recent Publications

“Our Beloved Friends: Family and Gender in the Early Quaker South,” talk delivered at Richmond Friends Meeting, Apr. 2023

“Accomplished to Good Order: Religious Discipline, Household Authority, and Southern Quakers in the Long Eighteenth Century,” Graduate & Honors Research Symposium at William & Mary, March 2023

“Southbound: Sophia Hume and Quaker Constructions of White Southern Womanhood,” Paper for 2020 Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists, Jun. 2021 (Accepted Dec. 2019, subject to COVID delay)

“’The Justly Celebrated Mrs. Sophia Hume: Eighteenth-Century Quaker Expressions of White Southern Womanhood,” Lightning Round Presentation, Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists, Jan. 2021

Review of Carté, Katherine, Religion and the American Revolution: An Imperial History, forthcoming Pennsylvania History

Review of McCurdy, John Gilbert, Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution. H-Nationalism, H-Net Reviews, Jan. 2021.

Review of Gordon, Scott Paul, ed., The Letters of Mary Penry: A Single Moravian Woman in Early America, The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 144, No. 2 (April 2020), pp. 235236

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
3, 4, 5
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Family, Gender, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Women