Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts
I am an MPhil student in the Department of History, with an interest in the emotional, social, and political history of the early nineteenth-century United States.
My current research focus is on how Americans in the Jacksonian period used the popular pseudo-science of phrenology to understand the emotions of themselves and others. In particular, I am interested in the role phrenological understandings of emotion played in the construction of race and gender, and the social and political repercussions of this.
My Honours thesis explored the role of emotional rhetoric in the 1828 presidential election, and its utility in mobilising the early Democratic Party.
HIST 1109: Revolutions that Changed the World, Semester 2 2020
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Member Conference Organising Committee, Western Civilisation in the Twenty-First Century University of Adelaide Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Virtuous, Talented and Happy: Emotional Wellbeing in Nineteenth-Century Practical Phrenology Emotions and Mental Health: Interdisciplinary Perspectives University of Adelaide —
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