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. I am currently doing a research project on gay and lesbian reader engagement with OutWeek magazine between 1989 and 1991.
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 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018).