Kaari Newman

Anglo-American Scholar - Museum Professional - Content Creator

Aspiring Scholar & Archival Specialist

Hello! My name is Kaari Newman. I'm currently a graduate instructor and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English at the University of Delaware.

My scholarly interests include transatlantic women’s print and material culture of the long 19th century, particularly women's short fiction and other contributions to the 19th-century periodical press. For example, I have written on periodical publications of Mary Shelley, Frances E.W. Harper, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, among others. My work has appeared in the Wilkie Collins Journal, and I have two publications forthcoming in VPR and Delaware History. If you really want to get me talking, though, ask me about Mary Shelley's short stories and fiction after Frankenstein.

Along with my Ph.D., I am concurrently obtaining Graduate Certification in Museum Studies. I have extensive archival and curatorial experience working with historic books, manuscripts, photographs, material objects, and other print ephemera. In my professional life before graduate school, I worked as a Senior Content Strategist for Thomson Reuters and in nonprofit marketing and development. My expertise includes:

  • Archival processing, arrangement, and description (including DACS and MARC)

  • Exhibition curation and development

  • Cataloging and collections management

  • Professional copywriting/editing and blogging

  • Content strategy and website design

  • Social media marketing and engagement

  • Search engine optimization (SEO)

  • Nonprofit development and grant writing

I continue to hone these skills as the Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator for the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals and as a freelance archival technician and marketing specialist. Whether you need assistance processing your archival backlog or with content marketing, I am ready to help you!