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Emily Whitted

Ph.D Student Emily Whitted Headshot

Education: M.A. American Material Culture, University of Delaware and the Winterthur Program (2020); B.A. English Literature, University of Richmond (2016) 
Research Interests: U.S. History Before 1865, History of Technology, Material Culture Studies
Emily Whitted is a Ph.D student studying the material culture of early American women and textile history. She also holds a Public History certificate with a concentration in museum studies. Alongside her academic program experiences, Emily also continues her professional involvement in public history. She was recently involved in a reinterpretation project funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities “A More Perfect Union” grant led by Dr. Marla Miller at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington House in Hadley, Massachusetts, which included collections research, cataloguing, and tour redesign. She has also recently co-curated “Sheep-ish: Short Yarns on the Long History of Sheep in Hampshire County” as part of the larger campus-wide project EweMass.
Emily is currently employed as an Exhibit Research Assistant at the Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, contributing to their upcoming exhibit on the Doan Gang, America’s first outlaws. Past professional work also includes projects with the Leverett Historical Society, the Industrial Crafts Research Network, and a Lois F. McNeil Fellowship at the Winterthur Museum.