My primary research interests are American fashion history, Wisconsin history, and the Progressive Era.

  • U.S. History

MA Title:

  • "Bringing up the Rear: The History and Significance of Late Nineteenth Century Bustles"

Working Dissertation Title:

  • "Traitor State!": A Crisis of Loyalty in World War I Wisconsin"


  • B.A. - Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, VA, historic preservation
  • M.A. - College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, US History to 1815, museum management training
  • M.A. -  University of Wisconsin, US History, material culture minor

Selected Publications:

  • Wisconsin Magazine of History

Professional Affiliations:

  • Costume Society of America, Midwest Region board member


Leslie Bellais

John W. Hall