I'm a proud graduate of history and literature. I returned in 2011 after completing my PhD at Yale in US history with a citation in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. My own project examines the global connections created by American activists in the 1960s and early 1970s, both real and rhetorical. I am interested in social movements and what inspires people to do the difficult work of trying to change the world.
I have had the pleasure of advising senior theses on civil war spies, Bob Hope's trips to Vietnam, Dapper Dan and fashion in late 20th century New York, and the halting coeducation of elite private schools. The best part of history and literature is the creativity the department allows students and I'm happy to discuss the many ways to take advantage of this unique place on campus.