Current Projects

Open House: House Museums, Gender, Sexuality, and Politics of Memory, monograph in early stages.  This book examines the early preservation movement in the United States, with special attention to the histories of gender and sexuality.

Administrative History: John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, single-author peer reviewed, report sponsored by the Organization of American Historians and the National Park Service.

Future projects include a long-term study of federal literary historic sites.  Few such sites exist, and the local, congressional, and personal arguments for and against including these places within the National Park Service’s “canon” provide a fascinating window onto a nationalized literary history and landscape, and a touchstone for community engagement with public literature.

Digital Projects

Philadelphia Guide Book Project

Literary Philadelphia

Commemorating Independence