Personal Statement:

I am a doctoral candidate in UCSB’s History program working with Professor Erika Rappaport on Modern European History. My research examines the “social life” of the cervical cap contraceptive as a commodity, tracing its circulation throughout Britain and its empire from 1918-1939. My work blurs the boundaries of medicine and commerce, complicates conceptions of “female entrepreneurship,” and interrogates nationalistic constructions of reproductive “fitness” in the early twentieth century.

I am teaching for the Writing Program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please feel free to email me with any questions or to say hello!

Dissertation Title:

Commodifying Contraception: A Political Economy of Sex in Interwar Britain

Selected Publications:

“Consumerism and Sexuality: The Business of Pleasure,” in Cambridge World History of Sexualities, Vol. 4, forthcoming

“Mrs. Mary Cornwall Juilliard,” in Women and Social Movements in the United States, Encyclopedia of the Female Suffrage Movement in the United States, 2020

Courses Taught:

I have taught or assisted the following courses in UCSB’s History Department and Writing Program:

124B Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Britain

4B History of Western Civilization

4C History of Western Civilization 

2A Ancient World Civilizations

17A Early American History

Writ 2 Introduction to Academic Writing

Writ 501 Writing Pedagogy and Methodology TA Training Course 


Awards & Professional Activities:

2020 — GSA Excellence in Teaching Award 

2020 — NACBS Dissertation Year Fellowship 

2020 — Ken Moure and Sara Norquay Graduate Student Award

2020 — Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant 

2020, 2019, 2018 — History Associates Fellowship

2019 —  Borchard Foundation Fellowship for European Studies

2019 — Patricia Cohen Fellowship

2018 — J. Bruce Anderson Memorial Fellowship for the Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the History Department

2017 — Lawrence Badash Prize for Best Paper in the History of Science and Medicine