2011, BA English, Davidson College


I am a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My dissertation, entitled Dressing Authority: The Politics of Fashion in English Women’s Writing, 1616-1676, examines the works of Margaret Cavendish, Anne Clifford, and Mary Carleton, situating their writings at the interdisciplinary nexus of the history of dress and seventeenth-century political theory. It argues that these writers use discourses of apparel to articulate a multivalent form of pro-Stuart politics spanning from the Jacobean era through the late Restoration, political stances that, while Royalist, also critique Stuart hegemony in favor of more localized sites of aristocratic and gentry authority.


  • “‘A Serving-Man to become a Queen’: Digitized Woodcuts and the Gender/Class Slide in ‘The Famous Flower of Serving-Men.’” Early Modern Criticism and Politics in a Time of Crisis, ed. Patricia Palmer and David Baker (Santa Barbara: emcIMPRINT, forthcoming).
  • Katharine Landers and Megan Matchinske, “Anne Clifford.” In Oxford Bibliographies (obo), “Renaissance and Reformation,” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • David J. Baker, Travis Alexander, Adam Engel, Katharine Landers, Mary Learner, and Ashley Werlinich, “Dangerous Conjectures’: Ophelia’s Ballad Performance,” Ballads and Performance: The Multi-Modal Stage in Early Modern England, ed. Patricia Fumerton (Santa Barbara: emcIMPRINT, forthcoming).


  • Howell-Voitle Dissertation Award, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019)
  • Jerry Leath Mills/Studies in Philology Research Travel Grant, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019)
  • Department of English and Comparative Literature Summer Dissertation Fellowship, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2019)
  • Shakespeare Association of America Graduate Student Travel Grant (2019)
  • Dorothy Ford Wiley Visiting Professor Dissertation Workshop, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2018)
  • Folger Shakespeare Library Grant-in-Aid (2017)
  • Ruth Rose Richardson Award for the Outstanding Record in the First Year of Study, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)

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