Statement of Research Interests
I am interested in the intersection of gender and American slavery, with comparative interests in the British Caribbean. My MA thesis explored the role of enslaved midwives in the 18th century Chesapeake during a period of rapid transition and financialization. I am also broadly interested in other gender histories, and recently researched the role of early Rice women's organizations in minstrel and blackface performances on campus.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
I believe these sessions should be student-lead and my goal is to foster an environment wherein students feel comfortable discussing their writing, which can be a vulnerable experience. Having TA'd for many years, I believe the most important aspects of writing I can help students with are clarity and concision.
I am currently on the E-Board for the HGSA, and am working in the Journal of Southern History and as a research assistant. In my free time I like to cross stitch and crochet, and I listen to way too many true crime podcasts!
|Graduate Fields||Early American History; the Atlantic World; Gender and Empire|