Fields of Study: Britain and France, 1660-1815; Early Modern Print and Visual Culture; Gender
I am a fourth year Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on early modern Europe, working with David Bell, Linda Colley, and Anthony Grafton. I am particularly interested in print and visual culture, and ways in which they intersected and influenced gender, education, and religious dissent. In 2009, I received my AB in History and Literature, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, with a focus on Early Modern Europe. In 2010, I received my MA in Art History, with Distinction, from the Courtauld Institute of Art, with an emphasis on Print Culture and the Arts in Early Modern Europe. Between the Courtauld and Princeton, I worked as Research Assistant to the curator of Prints and Drawings at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
My dissertation, provisionally titled "Creativity through Conflict: How Female Artists Navigated the Age of Revolutions," explores the implications of the Revolutionary era for women in Britain and France.
Past conference papers include: "A Princely Education through Print: The Didactic History of Stefano della Bella's 1644 Jeux de Cartes Etched for Louis XIV" (RSA, 2013) and "Print and Prejudice: Self-Portrayal, Promotion, and Proliferation in Anna Maria van Schurman's Printed Self-Portraits" (Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, 2011, to be published in an edited volume). "'The Air of a Real Tour' - Women Writers and the First Narrative Geographies for Children, 1790-1828," was published in the Princeton University Library Chronicle (Winter 2013) as a recipient of the 2012-13 Graduate Student Writing Prize.
During the 2014-15 academic year, I will be in London, Paris, and Connecticut for archival research. I am a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art and have received a George B. Cooper Fellowship at Yale's Lewis Walpole Library.