I am a trained librarian, publicly educated in Wisconsin from K to MA. I took a break from academia and became a cheesemonger at a small business, where I happily bounced around departments during the pandemic and settled into facilitating online classes and managing weddings and catering.
My major interests still lie in rare books and manuscripts, public humanities, and critical cataloging, but now I talk a great deal more about artisan cheese without prompting. My research sits at the intersection of science and art and the intersections of libraries, archives and museums. These projects often involve digital humanities, social justice, and the history of science.
I write about disability in academia, state disinvestment in public higher education, and the ever-transforming role of libraries.