About Me

I recently-completed a Ph.D in American and New England Studies at Boston University, with a longstanding interest in architectural history and vernacular architecture. My current research is on speculative housing, ornament, and ethnicity in the American city at the turn of the 20th century, and my dissertation is entitled "Fantastic Shapes and Unfamiliar Profiles: The Decorated Tenement of Boston and New York, 1860-1920." I am also interested in developing digital humanities approaches to vernacular architecture questions and am working on new technologies to make this sort of research more efficient. I have taught classes on the history of Boston architecture and architects, and conducted architectural research on properties in Milton and Woods Hole, Massachusetts and on neighborhoods in Augusta, Maine. I was recently been appointed to the board of the New England Chapter of the Vernacular Architecture Forum as well as the bibliographer for the national organization.

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