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PhD Candidate

108 Weaver Building
University Park , PA 16802

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  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. I am also an affiliate of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center. 


My dissertation, Benevolent Surveillance: Prison Matrons and Women's Prison Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, focuses on the development of systems of incarceration and women's prison reform in the United States.

Research Interests:

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