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 is to promote scholarly and public understanding of the history of science, technology, and medicine. In August, I will commence a position as Public Historian in Residence at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers-Camden, co-editor of The Public Historian (the journal of the National Council on Public History [NCPH]), and NCPH’s Digital Media Editor.
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. I lecture and lead workshops regularly about disability history, material culture, and museum practice. This summer, I will be participating in Global Histories of Disability, a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute.