I am currently a master's student on schedule to graduate in May of 2011. For my thesis I am using oral histories of World War II steel workers to examine gender perceptions and the relationship between men and women in the communities of Youngstown and Pittsburgh. As a graduate assistant, I love to learn new teaching methods, enjoy preparing lectures and getting to know my students. I find it rewarding to help the progress of students while sharing my passion for history. I look forward to beginning a PhD program in the Fall of 2011. My interests include: Transnational and Comparative History, War and Society, Gender, Oral History and Memory, Religion, and Ancient History.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
"Opportunity Knocks: Training Young Men to Succeed in the Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1942."
Thesis in Progress:
"Forging Steel and Identity: Shifting Gender Values of Workers in Youngstown and Pittsburgh Mills, 1938-1946."
Research in Progress:
"The Antonine Plague: Population Decrease and the Decline of the Roman Empire."
- World War II: Homefront
- Gender and Race in the Steel Industry
- Roman History: Antonine Plague