Ph.D., History and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Penn State University, 2019
Dissertation: “Anarchy at Home: Anarchism and the Politics of Intimacy in the Gilded-Age United States.”
Dissertation Chair: Lori D. Ginzberg
Major Field: US History
Minor Fields: Women’s and Gender History, Modern European History, Feminist Theory
M.A., History, Penn State University, 2014
B.A., History, magna cum laude, University of Denver, 2010
Works in Progress
Intimate Experiments: Free Love, Domesticity, and Feminism in the American Anarchist Movement, 1880-1920. Book manuscript in progress.
“A Politics of Suffering: Anarchism and Embodiment in the Life of Voltairine de Cleyre.” Gender & History. Article under revision.
“Voltairine de Cleyre and the Stakes of Anarchist Free Love.” Anarchist Essays. Anarchism Research Group, Loughborough University. Podcast audio, June 14, 2021.
“Personal Pan Histories: Stuffed Cabbage.” Contingent Magazine (Dec. 16, 2020).
“Ruins of a Desert Utopia: The Llano Del Rio Collective.” The Desert Oracle no. 9 (Autumn 2020): 23-27.
Experience in Teaching
Part-Time History Faculty, Victor Valley College, 2019-present
Courses: US History, Women’s and Gender History, African-American History
Instructor, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University, 2017
Courses: Women and Gender in Literature, Art, and Pop Culture
Teaching Assistant, History, Penn State University, 2012-2016
Courses: US History Survey, Western Civilization Since 1500, The Crusades
“Radical Domesticities: Home as a Liberatory Space.” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. Baltimore, MD, May 28-31, 2020. (Cancelled due to COVID-19.)
“The Revolution Begins at Home: Anarchism and the Radical Household, 1880-1920.” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities. Baltimore, MD, May 28-31, 2020. (Cancelled due to COVID-19.)
“An Uncivil Union: Free Marriage and the 1887 Kansas State Supreme Court.” Women’s Studies Graduate Association Conference, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Feb. 2015.
“Sex Against the State: Anarchist Sex Radicalism in the Late-19th Century US.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Nov. 2014.
“Sex as Protest: Gilded Age Anarcha-Feminism and Sex Radicalism.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, Chicago, IL. Apr. 2014.
Distance Education Instructor Certification, Victor Valley College, 2020
Essentials of Online Teaching, Penn State University, 2017
Experience in Archives and Libraries
Research Assistant, The People’s Contest: A Civil War Era Digital Archiving Project, George and Anne Richards Civil War Era Center, Penn State University, 2013-2016
Research Assistant to Dr. Jeanne A. Abrams, Ira M. Beck Memorial Archives, Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Association, 2009-2010
Archives Processing Assistant, Archives and Special Collections, Penrose Library, University of Denver, 2007-2009
Awards and Fellowships
Alumni Endowed Scholarship, Penn State Alumni Association, Los Angeles Chapter, 2018
Graduate Dissertation Support Grant, Department of History, Penn State University, 2017
Constance Shehan Award, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Penn State University, 2017
Carl M. Isham Graduate Award, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, Penn State University, 2015
Graduate Conference Travel Grant, Department of History, Penn State University, 2013, 2014
Stitzer and Pencak Seed Grant, Department of History, Penn State University, 2013, 2014
E-tu Zen Sun Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Assistant, Department of History, Penn State University, 2013
Karen and Lewis H. Gold Graduate Fellowship, George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, Penn State University, 2013
McCourtney Family Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in American History, Penn State University, 2012
Member, Safe People Safer Places Network, LGBTA Student Resource Center, Penn State University, 2015-2019
Committee on Programs and Courses, Graduate Council, Penn State University, 2013-2014
Graduate Student Association Representative to the Graduate Council, Penn State University, 2013-2014
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Denver, 2010
Spanish: intermediate reading
German: basic reading
Archival Research Experience
Modern School Collection, Rutgers University Special Collections, New Brunswick, NJ, 2017
Joseph Ishill Papers, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2017
Esther Machlin Laddon Papers, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2017
The Adult: A Journal of Sex, Kislak Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2017
Benjamin R. Tucker Papers, New York Public Library, New York, NY, 2016
Tamiment Library, New York University, New York, NY, Summer 2016
Paul Avrich Collection, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2016
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 2014
Joseph A. Labadie Collection, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, 2014
Staatsarchiv, Hamburg, Germany, 2013
International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2009, 2013
American Historical Society
American Library Association
Berkshires Conference of Women’s Historians
Association of College and Research Libraries
Society of American Archivists
Interview, “How a Centre County Native Helped Slinky Spring to Worldwide Fame,” Gabrielle Baron, Centre Daily Times, November 23, 2018 [https://www.centredaily.com/living/article221909075.html]
Interview, “Graduate Makes a Study of Anarchy,” University of Denver Magazine, June 1 2010 [https://magazine.du.edu/academics-research/graduate-makes-a-study-of-anarchy/]