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 currently serving as Lead TA in the Writing Program for the 2019-2020 academic year, but am away on research fellowship for the duration of Spring Quarter. 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

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:

2019 —  Borchard Foundation Fellowship for European Studies

2019 — History Associates Fellowship

2019 — Patricia Cohen Fellowship

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

2018 — History Associates Fellowship

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