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PhD Candidate

108 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • Wednesdays 12:00-1:00
  • Email for appointments


  1. MA: University of Connecticut
  2. BA: University of California, Santa Cruz (University Honors, Magna Cum Laude, and Highest Honors in the Major)


I am a PhD candidate working under the direction of Dr. Lori Ginzberg in the dual-title PhD program with the Departments of History and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. My dissertation research focuses on constructions of respectability and criminality through an analysis of prison matrons and female prisoners. 

Research Interests:

US 19th Century, Gender, Sexuality, Respectability, Criminality, Incarceration