I am a PhD student interested, very broadly, in the relationship between gender, consumption (or non-consumption), and international law. I have interests in sub-fields including histories of social movements, material culture studies, feminist studies, histories of women and gender, business history, and the history of consumer culture.
My current projects explore expressions of consumer activism in the relative absence of strong international governance during the interwar period. I am also writing a short history of consumption and the state from 1820-1920 for the Bloomsbury Cultural History of Shopping series.
As a student of public history, I also explore the interpretation and remaking of historical objects’ (and narratives’) meaning in present day collections, performances, and displays. I am now working on a co-authored Public History project with John Majewski, which uses a series of “letters,” written in the guise of historical figures, to consider the choices that Lin-Manuel Miranda made in the creation and presentation of the popular contemporary musical, Hamilton.
As a Teaching Assistant:
Fall 2017: HIST 17C, The American People, 1914-Present
Spring 2017: HIST 17C
Winter 2017: HIST 17B, The American People, 1820-1914
Fall 2016: HIST 17A, The American People, 1492-1820
Awards & Professional Activities:
J. Bruce Anderson Award for excellence in graduate teaching assistantship (2017, UC Santa Barbara History Department)
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (2015, UC Riverside Academic Senate)
History Scholarship and Community Service Award (2015, UC Riverside History Department)
Peter Schneider Award in American History (2015 and 2014, UC Riverside History Department)
“‘More than It Seams’: Transpacific Consumer Politics, Chinese-American Womanhood, and the Japanese Silk-Stocking Boycott of 1937-1941,” Western Association of Women Historians, Annual Meeting 2017.