I am a doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of California, Davis, with a designated emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. My research interrogates the materiality of nineteenth-century American female scientists’ working objects of study to argue that these materials refined the theoretical and ideological underpinnings of scientific disciplines as they were institutionally and methodologically established in the US. Alongside my research, I partake in making and doing projects that engage with the artistic and technical processes—such as lithography, watercolor, and cyanotype—of my dissertation’s archival materials. I currently serve as the New Book Forum Coordinator for the graduate student collective of C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists. I have experience running reading and making groups and academic administrative organizations. I am interested in collaborating with others on interdisciplinary work in the arts and sciences.
This is my collaboration bio as of 26th of September, 2021. I created this artifact to share with fellow participants in advance of the 6S pre-conference workshop. The full essay of collaboration bios can be found here.