RECIPIENT OF THE 2013 NANCY FITCH WOMEN’S AND GENDER HISTORY SCHOLARSHIP
M.A Candidate, American Women’s and Gender History
California State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
B.A, American History, CSU Fullerton (May 2013)
HISTORICAL AREAS OF FOCUS:
Marriage, sexuality, and the construction of gender ideologies, c. 1918-1965, perceptions of “true womanhood” and femininity in late Victorian American society, c. 1865-1901, women and gender in the American West, c. 1877-1930, early American film history, c. 1895-1960.
"The Key to the Men’s Room: Secretaries, Sexuality, and Perceptions of Marriage in the Postwar American White-Collar Workplace, 1945-64"
Advisor: Dr. Allison Varzally, California State University, Fullerton
RECENTLY COMPLETED RESEARCH:
"Until Death Do Us Part: Marriage, Sex Manuals, and the Creation of Ideal Femininity in Postwar American Society, 1948-65"
Advisor: Dr. Gayle K. Brunelle, California State University, Fullerton
1. Phi Alpha Theta Southern California Regional Conference, California State University, Fullerton (April 2012)
2. HTCC Student Research Conference, University of California, Irvine (March 2011)
1. Homemaking in Brea, CA: Past and Present (Summer 2012)
Location: Brea Museum and Heritage Center, Brea, CA
PAPERS AND REVIEWS (2010-PRESENT):
1. “Ladies in Whalebone: The Corset, Femininity, and Perceptions of Propriety in Victorian American Society, 1840-1880.” (Spring 2012)
2. “Sister Suffragettes: American Women, Society, and Progressivism, 1900-1920” (Spring 2012)
3. “Unraveling Human Sin: Analyzing Depictions of Social Inequality and Disorder in Early American Silent Films, c. 1910-1930” (Spring 2012)
4. “Reconstructing Byt: Bolshevik Perceptions of Gender, Sexuality, and Ethnic Culture in Early Soviet Russia, c. 1917-1945” (Spring 2012)
5. “Regulating Hysteria: Analyzing Sexual Repression and the Struggle for Social Purity in Christine Worobec’s Possessed and Laura Engelstein’s Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom" (Spring 2012)
6. Book review: Florida Scott-Maxwell. Women and Sometimes Men. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, 1957. (Spring 2012)
7. Book review: Jane Gerhard. Desiring Revolution: Second-Wave Feminism and the Rewriting of American Sexual Thought, 1920-1982. New York, NY: Columbia University Press, 2001. (Spring 2012)
8. Article review: Rachel B. Herrmann. The “tragicall historie”: Cannibalism and Abundance in Colonial Jamestown. The William and Mary Quarterly. Vol. 68, no. 1 (January 2011): 47-74. (Spring 2012)
9. Book review: George R. Stewart. Ordeal By Hunger: The Story of the Donner Party. Houghton Mifflin, 1936. Rev. 1960-63, 1988. (Fall 2011)
10. ”White Sheep, Black Sheep: Examining the Deconstruction of the Weimar Economy and Its Impact on Personal Relationships in Hans Fallada’s Little Man, What Now? (1932)” (Fall 2011)
11. “Der Heile Welt: Investigating the Connection Between Nazi and Postwar German Culture as Portrayed in Contemporary Narratives and Testimonies, 1933-1989.” (Fall 2011)
12. ”Sublime London: Examining Shakespeare’s Social and Intellectual Impact on Working Class Attitudes in Early Victorian London, c. 1837-1870” (Spring 2011)
13. ”Giving ‘Em Dirt: Broadway Actresses, Public Censorship, and the Struggle for Artistic Freedom, 1919-1929” (Fall 2010)
Phi Alpha Theta, national history honors society, Theta-Pi chapter.
"The Welebaethan," California State University, Fullerton (August 2012 to January 2013)