Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

I am Curator of Special Collections at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and an affiliate of the Center for Early Modern Print, Networks, and Performance in CMU’s Department of English. I work on a range of things—chiefly 16th- and 17th-century literature and science, analytical and computational bibliography, Thomas Jefferson, and the history and bibliography of science & math. My writing appears in or is forthcoming from Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Spenser Studies, The Library, Eighteenth-Century Studies, and Studies in Bibliography. I hold a PhD in English from the University of Virginia (UVa) and an MLIS with a certificate of concentration in rare books and special collections librarianship from the Palmer School in New York City. In 2022 I was a William Reese Fellow at Rare Book School; in 2021 I was a Researcher-in-Residence at Oak Spring Garden Foundation; in 2018 I was a Katharine F. Pantzer Jr. Fellow in Descriptive Bibliography at Harvard’s Houghton Library; and in 2018/9 I was awarded fellowships at the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, and Princeton University. I was also the 2018 recipient of first prize in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest, sponsored by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the Jay I. Kislak foundation.