curriculum vitae

Library & Archives Experience
Review Experience
Select Presentations & Prose
Service to the Profession


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” [PDF]

Hope College, Holland, Mich.
Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in History and Women’s Studies (May 2005)

Thesis: “ ‘Conscientiously Opposed to Bearing Arms’: Nineteenth-Century Pacifism, Masculinity, and the Civil War.” [PDF]


Massachusetts Historical SocietyBoston, Mass.
Reference Librarian (2012-Present)
Assistant Reference Librarian (2011-2012)
Library Assistant (2007-2010)

Northeastern UniversityBoston, Mass.
Archives Assistant (2010)
Digitization Assistant (2009-2010)
Intern (2008-2009)


Library Journal
Reviewer in American History, Gender & Cultural Studies, Library Science (2013-Present)

Publishers Weekly
Reviewer in Religious History, Gender and Cultural Studies (2016-Present)

Dósis: medical humanities + social justice (
Review Editor (2015-Present)

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

Review, From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage by Michael J. Klarman (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012). NEHA News (Spring 2013). [PDF]

Review, Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy (New York: Melville House, 2011). NEHA News (Spring 2012). [PDF]

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


Discussion Facilitator, Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA: What You Need to Know to Build and Market Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Collections, Library Journal Professional Development online course, 2-16 November 2017.

Panelist, “Teaching with the Archives: How (and Why) to Engage Undergraduates” at New England Historical Association Fall Conference, Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, Conn.), 28 October 2017.

Discussion Facilitator, “Laboring in the Archives: A Conversation about Ourselves as Workers” at Infinite Conversations, New England Archivists Fall 2017 Meeting, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.), 23 September 2017. [discussion sheet (PDF)]

Panelist, “Comprehensive Archiving in Politically Fraught Times: A Panel,” SCoSAA at Simmons College (Boston, Mass.), 25 April 2017.

Panelist, “The Archival Body & the Feminist Voice” at Making Room: Practicing Feminisms Today, Boston University Center for the Humanities & Department of History of Art & Architecture (Boston, Mass.), 25 February 2017. [view remarks]

Contributor, Women in American History: An Encyclopedia eds. Peg Lamphier and Rosanne Welch (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2017). Articles on Catherine Beecher, Alice Morse Earle, Sarah Kemble Knight, Lesbians, Michael v. Superior Court, National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, Observations on the Real Rights of Women, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Phyllis Schlafly, Suburbia, Take Back the Night, and Mercy Otis Warren.

“ ‘The Church Fathers Really Squirmed’: Contesting Heteronorms in motive Magazine, 1962-1972.” Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality, 19 May 2016. Accessed 16 February 2017. [online]

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

“How I Set Out to Become a Librarian…and What I Found When I Got There.” Presented, Hope College (Holland, Mich.), 5 March 2012. [talk | slides | handout (PDFs)]

“ ‘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. [PDF]

‘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. [online]

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

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

“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.

“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. Journal of Lesbian Studies vol. 9 no. 1/2 (2005).

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


New England Archivists
Inclusion and Diversity Coordinator (2015-2017)
Founding Co-chair, LGBTQ Issues Roundtable (2013-2015)

Massachusetts History Day
Marilyn Ross Memorial Book Award (2014-Present)
Regional and State Judge (2012-Present)

University of Massachusetts – Boston
Affiliate Lecturer, Archives & Public History (2016-Present)

Concerned Archivists Alliance (
Founding member (2016-Present)