Curriculum Vitae

My complete CV may be downloaded here. This page presents some highlights:

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Department of History (July 2015)

Dissertation: Reading Agency: The Making of Modern German Childhoods in the Age of Revolutions, supervised by Mary Jo Maynes.

[Winner – University of Minnesota Best Dissertation Prize in Arts & Humanities]

[Honorable Mention – Claude A. Eggertsen Dissertation Prize, History of Education Society]

B.A., Williams College (with honors in History, 2007)

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

“‘Our Girls Have Grown Up in the Family’: Educating European and Chinese Girls in the Nineteenth Century,” Journal of Modern Chinese History 10, no. 1 (2016): 1–18  [with Qin Fang] [This article may be accessed here.]

“Reading German Girlhood: Louise Tilly and the Agency of Girls in European History,” Social Science History 38, no. 1 (2014). [This article may be accessed here.]

“‘Each word shows how you love me’: The social literacy practice of children’s letter writing (1780-1860),” Paedagogica Historica 50, no. 3 (2013). [This article may be accessed here.]

“Teaching World History as Family History; China as a Case in Point,” The Middle Ground Journal 7 (Fall 2013) [with Yueqin Chen, Qin Fang, Mary Jo Maynes, and Ann Waltner]. [This article may be accessed here.]

Other publications

Review of Girls’ Secondary Education in the Western World, edited by James C. Albisetti, Joyce Goodman, and Rebecca Rogers, Journal of the History of Children and Youth 5, no. 1 (Winter 2012).

Introductions for primary source documents in the online collection German History in Documents and Images: Weimar Republic (1918/19-1933), edited by Eric Weitz and Eric Roubinek.

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Best Dissertation Prize in Arts & Humanities, University of Minnesota, 2016

Claude A. Eggertsen Dissertation Prize Honorable Mention, History of Education Society, 2016

Fass-Sandin Article Prize Honorable Mention, Society for the History of Children and Youth, 2015

National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2013

University of Minnesota Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2012-2013 [declined]

Hella Mears Graduate Fellowship in European Studies, Center for German and European Studies at the University of Minnesota, 2012 [to support summer research]

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Research Grant, 2011-2012 [10-month fellowship]

Fulbright Study/Research Grant, 2011-2012 [declined]

Conference Group for Central European History Travel Grant, 2011

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant, 2011 [to support research at the Cotsen Children’s Library]

Center for Austrian Studies Summer Research Fellowship, 2011 [declined]

University of Minnesota Graduate School Fellowship, 2010-2011 and 2007-2008 [held two years]

Graduate Research Partnership Program Award, 2009 [for summer research in Germany in cooperation with faculty advisor]

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – History

  • “Class Formation, Self Formation: Social Boundaries in Nineteenth-Century German Girls’ Diaries,” Girlhood across Texts and Contexts, Social Science History Association in Chicago, November 2016 [coordinated]
  • “Markets, Class Cultures, and Girls’ Self-Fashioning in Southwestern Germany, 1750-1850” (with Mary Jo Maynes & Eric Roubinek), Dressing Global Bodies in Edmonton, July 2016
  • Book Session: “Anna Kuxhausen’s From the Womb to the Body Politic: Raising the Nation in Enlightenment Russia,” Social Science History Association in Baltimore, November 2015 [coordinated]
  • “‘Our Girls Have Grown Up in the Family’: Educating European and Chinese Girls in the Nineteenth Century” (with Qin Fang), International Committee of Historical Sciences, XXIInd Congress in Jinan, August 2015
  • “‘Never Stew Your Sister’: Siblinghood in Children’s Literature and Family Papers, 1780-1860,” Representations of Family in Historical Perspectives and Across Media, Social Science History Association in Toronto, November 2014 [coordinated]
  • Roundtable: “Household Textile Production and Gender and Generational Dynamics in Europe and China in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: Comparing across Diverse Regimes and Their Records,” Social Science History Association in Chicago, November 2013
  • Poster Session Presentation, “Promising Scholarship in Education: Dissertation Fellows and Their Research,” American Educational Research Association in San Francisco, April 2013
  • “Literacy on the Market: German Children and Their Books, 1770-1850,” Child and Youth Consumers, Social Science History Association in Vancouver, November 2012 [coordinated]
  • “Sentimental Reading of Children’s Books,” Moving Sentiment(s) I: Sentiments Across Media, German Studies Association in Milwaukee, October 2012
  • Roundtable: “Problems of Sources and Methods in the History of Childhood,” Social Science History Association in Boston, November 2011 [coordinated]
  • Roundtable: “Teaching World History as Family History, China as a Case in Point,” World History Association Conference in Beijing, July 2011
  • “Heroic Women in Historical Narratives for Children: German Periodicals and Textbooks, 1770-1850,” Representations of History for Children and Youth, Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference in New York, June 2011 [coordinated]
  • “The Geographic Education of German Children: Schoolbooks and Reading Practices in the Late Enlightenment,” Transatlantic Doctoral Seminar in German History, German Historical Institute in Washington, D.C., May 2011
  • “Reading the World: German Girls’ Global Education around 1800,” Girls, Education, and Rights, Social Science History Association in Chicago, November 2010 [coordinated]
  • “The Intergenerational Legacies of Louise Tilly’s Work,” special session panel member, Social Science History Association Meeting in Long Beach, November 2009

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS – Writing

  • Roundtable: “How Can the Writing Center Best Support Graduate Writers?” East Central Writing Centers Association in South Bend, April 2015
  • Roundtable: “Dissertation Writing: From Impossible to Invaluable,” Central States Anthropological Society in St. Paul, April 2015
  • “From the Outside In: Disciplinary Approaches to Writing Center Research” (with Kristen Nichols Besel), International Writing Centers Association Collaborative in Tampa, March 2015
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