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I work on America and the Atlantic World in the late seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries. I'm primarily interested in the experience of pain--and how people represent and understand those experiences in various narrative formats. My hope in a dissertation is to present a multifaceted conception of pain--as personal and communal, as physical, emotional, and social--and to talk about pain as a formative site for constructing and reinforcing different types of social identities. This year I am also serving as co-president of the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA) and as the program chair of the Graduate Association of Early Modern Studies (GAEMS). If you have questions about either, please let me know. I'm an '08 graduate of Oberlin College where I majored in history and wrote a senior thesis on antebellum masculinity. I came to USC after spending a year as a research assistant. Beyond school, I enjoy cooking, singing, beer brewing, biking, and Harry Potter. I’m always happy to talk to prospective students!
- BA Oberlin College, 05/2008
- Early American, Atlantic World, Cultural History