Research & Writing


Poverty Amidst Wealth: Women’s History in the Collections, Exhibits, and Future of the Cape Fear Museum

Research on women-owned businesses in the City Directories of Wilmington. My Master’s thesis explores the interpretation of women’s history in museums via case study and is available here.

Conquest, Conversion, and Concubines

Hernán Cortés and La Malinche meet Moctezuma II in Tenochtitlan, November 8, 1519. Facsimile (c. 1890) of Lienzo de Tlaxcala. My research paper centers on the story of La Malinche, the woman who translated for Hernan Cortes in the conquest of Mexico and is about the intersection between race, religion, and gender in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. You can read the paper here.