curriculum vitae

Jamaica Plain, Mass.


Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)      
Master of Science in Library and Information Science, December 2010
Master of Arts in History, May 2011
Thesis: "How to Live?: The Oregon Extension as Experiment in Living, 1964-1980"

Hope College (Holland, Mich.)
Bachelor of Arts, in History and Women’s Studies, May 2005
summa cum laude
Study Abroad, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 2003-2004
Off-campus Study, Oregon Extension (Lincoln, Ore.), Fall 2001


Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston, Mass.)
Reference Librarian, September 2012-Present
Assistant Reference Librarian, January 2011-August 2012
Library Assistant, October 2007-December 2010

Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Archives Assistant, June-December 2010
Digitization Assistant, May 2009-December 2010
Intern, September 2008-May 2009


“ ‘I Could Hardly Write One Syllable’: Gender and Sexuality in the Methodist Student Movement’s motive Magazine, 1962-1971.” Presented, Biennial Boston College Conference on Religion in History, 29 March 2014.

Review of The Accidental Diarist: A History of the Day Planner in America by Molly McCarthy (University of Chicago Press, 2013) in NEHA News (Spring 2014).

Review of From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage by Michael Klarman (Oxford University Press, 2012) in NEHA News (Spring 2013).

“‘In Their Graves Because of False Modesty’?: An Allegation of Sexual Assault in Boston, 1914-1915.” Presented, New England Historical Association Spring Conference, Rivier College (Nashua, N. H.), 21 April 2012.

“How Women’s Studies Mattered in My Life.” Panel Discussion, Hope College (Holland, Mich.), 6 March 2012.

“How I Set Out to Become a Librarian...and What I Found When I Got There.” Presented, Hope College (Holland, Mich.), 5 March 2012.

Review of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy (Melville House, 2011) in NEHA News (Spring 2012).

"The Oregon Extension as Experiment in Living, 1964-1980." Presented, History Colloquium, Simmons College, 9 May 2011.

“‘Propaganda Destructive to the Home and Church’: The Massachusetts Public Interests League and the Battle Against ‘Radicalism,’” Object of the Month (February 2011), Massachusetts Historical Society.

"How to Live? The Oregon Extension as Communal Experiment in Living." Presented, New England Historical Society Spring Conference, Salem State College (Salem, Mass.), 17 April 2010.

“‘I Have Been More or Less Dissatisfied’: The Educational Project in the Oneida Community.” Published, Essays & Studies vol. 56 (Spring 2009).

“‘A Rash and Dreadful Act for a Woman’: The 1915 Woman Suffrage Parade in Boston,” Object of the Month (July 2010), Massachusetts Historical Society.

"Inspiring 'Right Feelings': Children and Childhood in Lydia Maria Child's The Mother's Book" Presented, New England Historical Association Spring Conference, University of Southern Maine (Portland, Me.), 18 April 2009.  

“‘I Have Been More or Less Dissatisfied’: The Educational Project in the Oneida Community.” Presented, New England Historical Association Fall Conference, Endicott College (Beverly, Mass.), 25 October 2008.

 “What Does It Mean to be a Christian Writer?” Review of Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about Their Writing and Their Faith by Jennifer Holberg, ed. (W.B. Eerdmans, 2006) in Perspectives: A Journal of Reformed Thought (January 2007).

"The Heirs of Aradia, Daughter of Diana: Community in the Second and Third Wave," Jane R. Dickie, Anna Cook, Rachel Gazda, Bethany Martin, and Elizabeth Sturrus, in Journal of Lesbian Studies vol. 9, no. 1/2 (2005).

"Structure and High Play: Ritual in the Second Wave."  Group presentation, National Women's Studies Association Conference, Milwaukee, Wisc., 20 June 2004.

"Responding to Aradia: Young Feminists Encounter the Second Wave," Leslie Aronson, Adrienne Bailey, Anna Cook, Jane Dickie, Bethany Martin, and Elizabeth Sturrus, in Iris: A Journal for Women (issue 47, Fall/Winter 2003).

"Exploring Aradia: A Feminist Response to Research on the 'Second Wave.' "Group presentation, National Women's Studies Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 21, 2003.


Library Journal
Reviewer, American History & Women’s and Cultural Studies, 2013-Present

Massachusetts History Day
Volunteer Judge, 2012-Present

New England Archivists
Founding Co-chair, LGBTQ Issues Roundtable, January 2013-Present
Member, 2007-Present

Other Professional Memberships
American Historical Association, 2010-Present
American Library Association, 2007-Present
New England Historical Association, 2008-Present
Oral History Association, 2010-2013

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