I am a PhD student with a commitment to pursuing interdisciplinary scholarship. My research interests focus on representations of gender roles and female sexuality in twentieth century US popular culture and visual media.
My undergraduate dissertation examined anti-suffrage visual culture and gender anxieties in the Progressive Era. My MA dissertation analyzed female military recruitment posters, pin-ups, and anti-venereal disease posters in order to evaluate the extent to which images of female sexuality and femininity were used to police gender roles within the military in the 1940s.
I am excited to return to the UCSB History Department, as I studied abroad here as an undergraduate during the 2013-2014 school year. In my spare time, I enjoy dancing, walking on Santa Barbara’s many beautiful beaches, and gluten free baking.
HIST 17C: The American People – World War I to the Present.