I am currently undergoing cancer treatment and have put all of my professional activities on hold for the remainder of 2021. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are considering sending me an invitation to participate in an event, please note that I do not accept invitations to participate in conferences, conference panels, roundtables, or other similar events where all of the speakers/presenters are white. I will also ask to see an event code of conduct and for information about venue accessibility.
Simmons College [now University], 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]
LIBRARY & ARCHIVES EXPERIENCE
Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, Mass.
Senior Reference Librarian (2021-Present)
Reference Librarian (2012-2021)
Assistant Reference Librarian (2011-2012)
Library Assistant (2007-2010)
Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.
Archives Assistant (2010)
Digitization Assistant (2009-2010)
2019 Reviewer of the Year.*
Reviewer in American history, gender and cultural studies, urban studies, library science, and romance (2013-2021).
Reviewer in religious studies, religious history, gender and cultural studies, urban studies (2016-2021).
“50 Years After Stonewall | Collection Development: LGBTQ History.” Library Journal (28 March 2019).
Review, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism by Safiya Umoja Noble (New York University Press, 2018). NEA Newsletter vol. 46, no. 1 (January 2019): 16-17.
Dósis: medical humanities + social justice (medhumdosis.com)
Review Editor (2015-2018).
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).
SELECT PROSE & PRESENTATIONS
Presentation, “Queer Lives, Queer Loves: Building Representative LGBTQ+ Collections, Serving LGBTQ+ Patrons, & Investing in LGBTQ+ Creators.” Equity in Action: Building Diverse Collections. Library Journal: Professional Development online course, 27 October 2020.
Guest, Ep #204: “BOSOM FRIENDS,” RomBkPod: Inclusively Yours podcast with Sarah Jean, 30 September 2020.
Persistent Stitches I. Artwork to appear in Crafting Democracy: Fiber Arts & Activism, exhibition at Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County (New York, NY), August-November 2019. Exhibit catalog.
Presentation, “Queer Lives, Queer Loves: Moving Away from Tropes and Stereotypes in LGBTQ+ Representation.” Evaluating, Auditing, and Diversifying Your Collections. Library Journal Professional Development online course, 7 May 2019. [slides and notes]
“The Archival is Political: Archival Practice as Political Practice,” by Jeremy Brett and Anna Clutterbuck-Cook in Social Justice and Activism in Libraries: Essays on Diversity and Change, Su Epstein and Carol Smallwood, eds. (McFarland, 2019).
Panelist, “Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on Diversity and Inclusion in the Library,” Tufts University Library Staff Development Day, Cabot Intercultural Center (Medford, Mass.), 6 June 2018. [remarks]
Panelist, “Transcending the Narrative of Neutrality” at New England Archivists / Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York Spring 2018 Joint Meeting, Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale (New Haven, CT), 24 March 2018.
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: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection 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. [online]
Panelist, “How Women’s Studies Mattered in My Life.” Panel Discussion, Hope College (Holland, Mich.), 6 March 2012.
“How I Set Out to Become a Librarian…and What I Found When I Got There.” Presented, Hope College (Holland, Mich.), 5 March 2012.
“ ‘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).
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SERVICE
Archival Workers Emergency Fund Organizing Committee
Founding member (March 2020 – Present)
Coffee for Colleagues (Tea on Me)! Coordinator (September 2020 – March 2021)
#Auction4AWEfund Coordinator (June-July 2020)
#Auction4AWEfund #Take2 Coordinator (January-February 2021)
Society of American Archivists
Member, Archival Workers Emergency Fund Review Committee (April 2020 – March 2021)
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies
Associate Editor (2019-2021).
Peer Reviewer (2016-2019).
Library Journal: Professional Development
Course Facilitator (2017-2020). Providing individualized feedback to students in courses on diversity, cultural competency, equity, and anti-racism in collection development and library culture.
The History Project (http://www.historyproject.org/)
Volunteer (June 2018- June 2020).
Deconstructing Whiteness in the Archives
Sam Winn for New England Archivists
Participant, Rhode Island Historical Society (Providence, R.I.), 6 August 2018.
Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium
Attendee, Simmons College (Boston, Mass.), 20 July 2018.
Design for Diversity (https://dsg.neu.edu/research/design-for-diversity/)
Critical Review Partner (Summer 2018).
Exploring and Applying Critical Theory: An Introduction for Librarians
Jessica Critten for Library Juice Academy
Student, Virtual Course (April 2018).
Boston Summer Seminar (https://bostonsummerseminar.org/)
Program co-designer and library liaison (2015-2016).
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).
Concerned Archivists Alliance (concernedarchivists.wordpress.com)
Founding Organizer (2016-Present).
University of Massachusetts – Boston
Affiliate Lecturer, Archives & Public History (2016-2017).
Student, twelve week online course in copyright law (Spring 2015).
Third Sector New England
Student, Effective Supervision: Creating a Culture of Mutual Respect (Spring 2015).