My Scholarship

Education

Ph.D., English Literature, Transatlantic Print & Material Culture focus

Certification in Museum Studies

University of Delaware

Anticipated 2023


M.A., English, summa cum laude

University of St. Thomas


B.A., English Literature and Writing, magna cum laude with Honors

Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota

Minor: French

Museums Coursework & Archival Experience

University of Delaware

MSST602 Archives & Paper Collections

    • Studied archival theory and completed hands-on projects on archival processing, organization/cataloging, and development of finding aids for the Delaware Historical Society Research Library

MSST600 Introduction to Museum Studies

    • Introductory survey on museum management (governance, structure, financials), collections management, preservation/conservation, exhibition development and implementation, visitor experience, interactives/digital technology and other emerging trends in museum field

EAMC600 British Design History

ENGL874 The Power of Objects in Early American Literature

    • Analyzed the representation of material artifacts in 18th- and 19th-century American literature and art

ENGL846 Ocean Cultures of the Long 19th Century

    • Conducted archival work on The Sailor's Magazine and Naval Journal at the Independence Seaport Museum of Philadelphia

University of St. Thomas

GENG Master's Essay

    • Conducted original archival research on Mary Shelley's Keepsake manuscripts at The Carl H. Pfzorheimer Collection of the New York Public Library

GENG598 Beatrix Potter to Harry Potter: Modern and Contemporary British Children's Literature

    • Conducted archival research on adaptations of C.S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the British Library
Reviewing materials in the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, New Castle County, Delaware.

Affiliations & Organizations

  • Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), Webmaster and Social Media Coordinator
  • North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
  • Modern Languages Association (MLA)
  • British Women Writers’ Association (BWWA)
  • 2019 Research Assistant, COVE Collective (Central Online Victorian Educator)
  • Graduate Researcher of Digital Archives for ThingStor, a material culture database