I am a History Ph.D candidate at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. My focus is on 20th Century America, with a specialization in the new political history of the Cold War. My proposed dissertation is an examination of editorial cartoons and the newspapers they were published in representing nuclear fear and anxiety during the Cold War. Using a combination of traditional close reading and new digital methodologies, my aim is provide a comprehensive analysis of Cold War nuclear anxieties by examining the correlations between the discourses imbedded in the editorial cartoons, the letters to the editor and opinion pieces in the editorial page, and the articles published in the newspaper itself.
I spent three years as a research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media working on the PressForward Project as an editor for DigitalHumanitiesNow.org and the Journal of Digital Humanities.
I am currently working on my dissertation: Editorializing the Cold War: Cartoons and Commentary on Nuclear Fear and Anxiety, 1945-1989, adjuncting at George Mason University, and being a mom to my amazing Little Miss.