About Nicole

Detail of Desire Tripp's arm's gravestone from 1786 (Newport, RI)
Desire Tripp’s arm’s gravestone in Newport, RI (1786)

I am Program Coordinator and Postdoctoral Fellow-in-Residence at the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. I work on a variety of public and scholarly programming at the Consortium, whose mission to promote scholarly and public understanding of the history of science, technology, and medicine.

I earned my PhD from the History of American Civilization program in the Department of History at the University of Delaware. My dissertation, “Navigating the World: The Material Culture of Physical Mobility Impairment in the Early American North, 1728-1861,” is about material culture and physical disability in early America. I hold an M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture.

Email me at nicole [at] nicolebelolan [dot] org.