I am currently a Research Fellow at in the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at ACU Melbourne. I have previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and the University of Western Australia.
My current research examines the artisans and women who made, sold, bought and cared for the clothing of England’s Stuart queens between 1603-1714, as well as histories of making, embodiment and experimental approaches.
I am also developing a project on the widespread use of whaling products such as baleen in dress and decorative arts between the years 1500-1900 to explore the complex historical relationship between fashion, gender, global trade and the environment.
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The Gendered Materiality of War
From 2018-2020 I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Western Australia, working on the ARC-funded project Gendering the Italian Wars. My role in the project examined the movement of elite fashions across Europe during this tumultuous period of the sixteenth century. My work focuses on how items of material culture, namely hat badges (enseignes) and armour, were utilised in order to project princely power and military prowess by those involved in the Habsburg-Valois Wars such as Charles V and Francis I.