Senior Lecturer in American Studies, University of East Anglia

My research is primarily concerned with the ways in which discourses of gender, race and sexuality were articulated and interacted in the context of nineteenth century America.

My research is primarily concerned with the interaction and articulation of race, gender, and sexuality in nineteenth century America.

My most recent research project concerns transitional gender identity in nineteenth century America, focusing on Sarah Hicks Williams, a middle class woman born and raised in New Hartford, New York, who, in 1853, married Benjamin Williams, a physician and slaveholder from Greene County, North Carolina.

Experience

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    Senior Lecturer in American Studies, University of East Anglia