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EDUCATION

  • M.A. American Material Culture, University of Delaware and the Winterthur Program (2020)
  • B.A. English Literature, University of Richmond (2016)

FIELDS

  • U.S. History Before 1865, History of Technology, Material Culture Studies

BACKGROUND

Emily Whitted (she/her) is a doctoral candidate studying early American history, material culture, and the history of technology. She also holds a Public History certificate with a concentration in museum studies. Her dissertation examines early American textile repair work as an integral, everyday practice completed with needles and thread to maintain fabric’s life cycles within homes, ships, and military camps. In 2023-2024, Emily is undergoing a year of dissertation research funded through fellowships at the Winterthur Museum, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Massachusetts Historical Society. 

Alongside her academic program experiences, Emily also continues her professional involvement in public history. She is currently employed as an Exhibit Research Assistant at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, contributing to their upcoming exhibit The Doan Gang: Outlaws of the Revolution. Past professional work also includes projects with the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation, the Leverett Historical Society, and the Industrial Crafts Research Network.