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    I work at the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington as the Program and Events Manager. My day-to-day work focuses on coordinating the material and logistical needs for bringing together scholars from on and off-campus. My longer-range work at the SCH includes exploring directions for external grant funding and internal programming, evaluating programs, and making connections between faculty, graduate students, and community groups.

    My administrative background is in Writing Tutoring Centers, with an emphasis on peer-driven collaboration as a mode of intellectual engagement and professional development. 

    My dissertation examines the use of private letters as source material for published works that imagine new public relationships to history and to each other at pivotal political moments in 18th century Britain and 20th century America.  Central authors in her study include Alexander Pope, Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wollstonecraft, Dodie Bellamy and other writers of the New Narrative School.  As I finish this project, I am looking forward to doing further research on modes and models of communication in the 21st century, with an emphasis on literary constructions of social media relationships.


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