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  • Jessica Conrad
    Graduate Student
    University of Delaware
    Department of English
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    Jessica Conrad, PhD candidate, studies nineteenth-century American print and material culture. Her dissertation examines the role print culture played in shaping, spreading, and sustaining consumer resistance movements, including abolitionist boycotts, temperance, and thrift culture. She is interested in the ways in which this literature imagines an inherent morality or immorality of material things. In addition to her studies at the University of Delaware, she leads a team of researchers and copy editors in the Colored Conventions Project. Jessica has been the recipient of multiple summer research fellowships; she has also held the Winterthur Research Assistantship. Her dissertation advisor is Dr. Martin Brueckner, Associate Director of the Center for Material Culture Studies.

     

Degrees 

  • M.A., English, University of Delaware, 2012
  • B.A., English, West Chester University, 2008

Research Projects 

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
    Conrad, Jessica
    Jessica Conrad, a doctoral candidate in the Department of English, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation short-term fellowship at the Library Company of Philadelphia. The fellowship will be used to complete her ongoing work on the chapter “At the Bottom of the Bottle: Consumer Resistance, Racial Uplift, and Woman Suffrage in Temperance Literature.” Conrad, who focuses her work on 19th century American print and material culture, has received multiple summer research fellowships and has held the Winterthur Research Assistantship. Her dissertation, advised by Martin Brueckner, associate director of the Center for Material Culture Studies, examines the role print culture played in shaping, spreading and sustaining consumer resistance movements, including abolitionist boycotts, temperance and thrift culture.

Publications 

 
  • UD College /Dept. Name  •   Address  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: 302-xxx-xxxx  •   E-mail: xxxxx@udel.edu

 

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