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 acting as lead TA in the Writing Program and teaching Writing 2 in Fall 2019. Feel free to drop by my office hours with any questions or just to say hello!

Dissertation Title:

Commodifying Contraception: A Political Economy of Sex in Interwar Britain

Courses Taught:

I am currently teaching in the Writing Program:

Writ 2

I have taught the following courses in UCSB’s History Department:

124B: Gender and Sexuality in 20th Century Britain

4B Western Civilization
4C Western Civilization
2A Ancient World Civilizations
17A Early American History


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