Research Portfolio



I am currently a doctoral candidate at Texas Christian University; my areas of study include long 19th century literature and Women’s Studies. I focus on science and medicine in 19th century women’s prose. While my current project focuses on strategies used by women in health fields in their autobiographical writings, I am interested in women in science and medicine more broadly as well. In future projects I would like to look at the ways illness works in the texts of women in science, at language (including figurative and discourse mixing in scientific writings), and at authorship arcs of women who wrote both scientific texts and other genres. The links below will direct you to presentations I have created as well as the digital archive I curate.

My Digital Archive

This archive is a collection of works that I have found, transcribed, and curated. It is a site which will evolve as I find new collections to add. Currently, there are two collections in the works. Here you will find documents in the life of Alice Hawkins Mulkey. In these documents Alice Hawkins and her soon to be husband Fletcher Mulkey participate in a cultural phenomenon of copying and repurposing documents from others. Here are the beginnings of the collection of Susan La Flesche Picotte’s diary and other documents.



Legacy, a journal in print since 1984, is a scholarly journal that focuses specifically on American women’s writing, broadly defined, from the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. They publish projects that examine the works of individual authors; genre studies; analyses of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexualities in women’s literature; historical and material cultural issues pertinent to women’s lives and literary works; and myriad other topics.
In 2014 the journal moved to a new website. I assisted the editors of this journal by transferring the contents of the picture gallery from the old site into this new format.