I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, focusing on the Early American Republic (1780-1830). My dissertation examines the intersection of family strategies and the formation of national identity for Americans abroad in the post revolutionary period.
I have a BA in History from Vassar College and an MSc in Scottish Studies from the University of Edinburgh. I worked for three years for a historic house museum in Virginia before being accepted to my doctoral program.
In addition to my studies, I am a Digital History Association at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, where I have worked on such projects as the award-winning Histories of the National Mall website, the Papers of the War Department community transcription project, and the ongoing development of the Omeka family of cultural heritage content management systems.
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