I am a third-year PhD student from Lindon, Utah. I study the intersections of gender and U.S. diplomacy in the long 19th century, and I am interested in questions of how gendered relationships and structure shaped U.S. diplomacy in the years before its professionalization. I am particularly interested in the ways households shaped and participated in early U.S. foreign relations.
In addition to diplomatic, political, and women's and gender history, my other interests include intellectual, religious, and public history. I have contributed to several public history projects, including Voices of Princeton, On the Nines, and the Mormon Women Project, and have held an internship with the Office of the Historian at the U.S. State Department.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English from Brigham Young University, where I graduated with University Honors, and a Master of Studies in U.S. History with Distinction from Oxford University. At Oxford, I received the Richard Carwardine Prize for overall excellence in the MSt U.S. History Program.
Prospective students should feel free to email me.