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Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Katie Turk and Erik Gellman

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B.A., Syracuse University, 2020: History, Physics, and Political Science
M.A., Oregon State University, 2022: History and Philosophy of Science
Thesis: "Early Adventures of a Home Economist: Ava B. Milam's Integration of Science and Home Economics at Oregon Agricultural College, 1911-1921"

Research Interests

I study the history of home economics education in the United States during the early twentieth century, particularly how it served as a gendered form of scientific education for women tailored to their contemporary roles as wives, mothers, and consumers in the home.

Some Notable Publications

  • “Ava Milam Clark” Oregon Encyclopedia , July 7, 2023
  • “Home Economics Extension Bulletins: Science to Alleviate Rural Women’s Drudgery,” Rural Women’s Studies, May 11, 2022