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- Women's history, New York City, 20th Century, cultural history, feminism, literature
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- About Me
I am a cultural critic and independent scholar based in New York City. My book, “The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It” was published by Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton, in November 2017. It explores the life and legacy of a Vogue editor turned guru for female independence, and the larger cultural status of single women, from the 1930s through the early 1960s.
From 2016 to 2018 I was the inaugural Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society, where I worked with a small team to oversee the opening of a new Center for Women’s History in April 2017. I helped research, curate, and coordinate the permanent interactive digital installation, “Women’s Voices,” and co-curated a temporary gallery exhibition, “Hotbed” (November 2017–March 2018) on radical politics and women’s rights in Greenwich Village in the 1910s.
I hold a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University (2010), where my research focused on the cultural memory of World War I.
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Book: The Extra Woman: How Marjorie Hillis Led a Generation of Women to Live Alone and Like It. (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2017.)
Contributor to The Washington Post, The New Republic, Newsday, Slate, Vulture, Curbed, Wall Street Journal, Guardian US, New Yorker online, and more. Portfolio.
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- United Kingdom, United States
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- 20th century
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- Gender, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Women, World War I