I am a historian of modern Britain and a PhD candidate at Columbia University. I am interested in gender, education, and the intellectual/cultural history of modern Britain and Europe more broadly. My dissertation is a history of political, social, and emotional tensions around gender relations in British universities between 1860 and 1935, with a focus on those who perceived themselves as resisting a trend towards gender integration. Chapters cover constitution, curriculum, donors, state intervention, student life, and the emotional communities of women and men academics across all the degree-granting higher education institutions in England and Scotland in the period. I am also beginning to research a second project about the English public schools, the lives of schoolmasters, and the intellectual and literary history of male homosexuality in modern Britain.
I have published articles on gender and classical education in nineteenth-century Oxford and on the intellectual history of male homosexuality. I am a committed teacher, and at Columbia have taught modern British and European history and US intellectual history and supervised senior theses. I am a very enthusiastic member of the New York–Cambridge Training Collaboration in Twentieth-Century British History.
I grew up in California, moved to the East Coast for college, and often visit family in British Columbia, Canada. I have spent the last ten years shuttling back and forth between the New York region and England (lucky me!) and continue to maintain my ties in both places. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, making music, watching television (the novel of our time), and spending time with friends and family.
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