PhD Student Department of History
M.A., History, Boise State University, 2019
B.A., History, Boise State University, 2016
Fields of Study:
19th Century U.S. History, Gender and Celebrity, Popular Culture, Moral Reform
Selected Conference Papers and Presentations:
“Love in the Time of Hydropathy: Mary Gove Nichols’s Autobiographical Health Reform Manifesto,” Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference, Gonzaga University, April 19-21, 2018
“Frances Wright, the Anti-Reformer” Third Annual Intermountain West History Conference, Boise State University, October 19-22, 2017.
““Fanny Wrightism” and the Rules of Social Reform,” Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference, Spokane, Washington, April 6-8, 2017.
Marnie is a second-year PhD student from Boise, Idaho, studying the relationship between gender and celebrity in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries in the United States. Her specific interests at present focus on the ways that women, largely theatre and early film actresses, curated their own public images for fans and the popular press, in order to maintain a sense of control over their careers while visual entertainment and audience interest shifted from stage to screen.