Ph.D., American Studies, George Washington University, 1987
M.A.T., Museum Education, George Washington University, 1976
M.A., (all but thesis), Art History, State University of New York at New Paltz, 1972
B.A., English, Russell Sage College, 1970
American material/visual culture; technologies in the home; Asian influence on American material culture; consumption and market studies; gender studies
Portable Bathtubs: Tub Bathing from the Early 19th and 20th Centuries
Sweet and Sour: The Americanization of the Chinese Restaurant
Research on mid 19th-21st century Costume jewelry
Research on 19th century Asian immigration to America
Latino/a Costume Collecting Initiative
Barriers to Bridges: Asian American Immigration After Exclusion, 2008
Mid Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities, Board member
George Washington University, associate professorial lecturer, American Studies
1772 Foundation, Trustee
American Association of Museums
A short review of objects on view at the Smithsonian’s Museum of American Art that explicate the idea of home.
Explicates the design of several quilts in the American Museum in Bath, England.
Discusses the role of feature films as historical documents.
An examination of the role of women and aspects of gentility in the making of Baltimore Album quilts in the Maryland Historical Society collection.
Presents a broad view of those who contributed to the state’s heritage.
An article that explores the use of American manifest records to record the history of trade with China.
A discussion of trade issues between China and America in the early 19th century.