On this historic election day. . .

The polls don’t close for another several hours, but I’ve already been teary several times today. We still have a long way to go before we get anywhere near gender equality, and yet, this day still means so much to me as a feminist and a historian. Today is a profound response to: The guyContinue reading “On this historic election day. . .”

Baby Boom: Motherhood and Museums

As a member of the Small Museums Committee for the American Association for State and Local History, I write quarterly blog posts for our blog.  One just posted, and it’s already getting some attention.  In it, I share some stories of friends and their recent experiences surrounding their maternity leave.  It’s some frustrating stuff, andContinue reading “Baby Boom: Motherhood and Museums”

Wardrobe Conundrums

Back in grad school, I talked myself into buying a totally useless (but very pretty!) dress by telling myself “But I might need a fancy dress like this for exhibit openings or fundraisers.”  Even though I had never previously worked at a museum that had lots of fancy dress occasions, I just assumed that myContinue reading “Wardrobe Conundrums”