History, feminism, books, art, cocktails
Welcome! I'm a cultural historian and literary critic based in Astoria, New York (not far from the Hellgate Bridge, pictured above.) My first book, THE EXTRA WOMAN, will be published in November 2017 by Liveright/W.W. Norton. It tells the forgotten story of 1930s single-woman guru Marjorie Hillis, and through her, explores the world of self-help and feminine independence in mid-century America.
Currently I'm the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Women's History at the New-York Historical Society, where I am working to open the first dedicated women's history center in an American museum.
My writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian US, TIME.com, The New Yorker online, In These Times, Poets & Writers and The Wall Street Journal, among many other venues. I hold a Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and have taught literature and writing at Columbia, Barnard College, and NYU's Gallatin School.
Agent: Kate Johnson, Wolf Literary Services, LLC.