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My interests include twentieth-century U.S. history; women's and gender history; the history of childhood; and the history of the Cold War. In particular, I explore conceptions of the family and their connection to larger political constructs during the Cold War era.

I received a doctorate in History from Yale University in 2013, where my dissertation was awarded the George Washington Egleston Historical Prize. I graduated from Barnard College in 2005 with a degree in American Studies.  See below for my CV.

I am an assistant professor in the History Department at Seton Hall University. I have designed and taught courses on U.S. history, the history of the Cold War, Women's History, the history of travel and tourism in America, and the history of New York. I live in New York City with my husband, Brett, our son, Henry, and our pug, Charlie. I enjoy cooking and travel.

Please feel free to contact me with questions about my research or graduate study in history more generally.
EDUCATION

YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, CT
Doctor of Philosophy, History, Dissertation: "Bringing Up the World's Boys and Girls: American Child Welfare and Global Politics, 1945-1979"

George Washington Egleston Historical Prize, 2013
SHAFR Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2012-2013
Whiting Fellowship, 2011-2012

Advisor: Joanne Meyerowitz

Orals Fields:
United States History, 1865-Present;
Comparative Women's Histories, 1600-Present;
American Legal History, 1877-Present

BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, major in American Studies, May 2005

Phi Beta Kappa
Ellen Davis Goldwater History Prize
Senior Thesis, Distinction: "Making Waves: The Navy's Women in World War II"
Departmental Honors - History

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Historical Association
Society for the History of Children and Youth
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations