Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
Temple University
Website URL
U.S. 20th Century, Political History, Urban History, Cultural History, Pop Culture, Media Studies, Gender, Sesame Street
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in history at Temple University, working on a dissertation about post-1960s political history as we can understand it through Sesame Street. My research interests include political, cultural, and urban history, media studies and popular culture, childhood studies, and all things Sesame Street. 

Recent Publications

“Supply chain issues could fuel a holiday toy craze,” Washington Post: Made By History, November 26, 2021,

“‘Sesame Street’ corporate deals have upset fans. But they keep the show alive,” Washington Post: Made By History, July 15, 2021,

“Why we need Mister Rogers, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch now more than ever,” Washington Post: Made by History, December 12, 2019,

“How ‘Sesame Street’ Surrendered in the Culture Wars,” Washington Post: Made by History, October 4, 2018,

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Family, Gender, Politics, Race, Urban History