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University of Maryland, College Park
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Early Republic, Atlantic World, Age of Revolutions, Women's History, Gender History, Cultural History, American Revolution, Early American literature, Print Culture
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About Me

I’m a historian of early North America and the Atlantic World, specializing in women’s history, the Age of Revolutions, and public history. I work as the coordinator of the Center for Women’s History Early Career Workshop at the New-York Historical Society and I teach courses in Museum Studies at CUNY SPS. I earned my PhD from the University of Maryland, College Park.

My current book project examines gender, performance, and Francophilia during the early American republic. I analyze how governing Americans performed elite French culture and how women especially deployed symbols of French gentility to legitimize their claims to social, cultural, and political power. My research has been supported by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the American Historical Association, the Society of the Cincinnati, the American Antiquarian Society, the Hagley Museum and Library, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Boston Athenaeum, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, and the New-York Historical Society.

Recent Publications

Book Review, Tom Cutterham, Gentlemen Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic in History: The Journal of the Historical Association 105, no. 362 (December 2019).

Guest Blog Contributor, “Presidential Plateau: Putting French Gentility Center Stage,” Revolutionary Material Culture Roundtable, Age of Revolutions, March 2019

Book Review, Zara Anishanslin, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World in Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 143, no. 1 (January 2019).

Guest Blog Contributor, “‘Breaking the Bronze Ceiling’: The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument,” co-author Jeanne Gutierrez, Women at the Center, Center for Women’s History, New-York Historical Society, New York, NY, July 2018

Guest Blog Contributor, “‛L’Utilité des deux Mondes’: Joseph de Nancrède and the Courier de Boston,” Past is Present, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, Sept. 2017

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Untied States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, France, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Gender, Literary History, Public History, Women