I am an experienced art and dress historian, material culturist, instructor, and published author with experience in both public and private collections all over the world. My personal research foci are material culture, the eighteenth through mid-nineteenth centuries, colonialism and cultural exchange and appropriation, the history of Scotland and Scottish dress and textiles, Regency and Romantic-era dress, and the British Empire. However, I am passionately curious and have dedicated experience researching, writing about, and working with a vast variety of art including American twentieth-century fashion and history, contemporary art, East Asian art, as well as social, political, and cultural history. I am available for consultation, lectures and teaching work, research, writing, and museum work. Please see my contact page to reach me.
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010, with an MSc in History, Theory and Display from the History of Art department.
Tartan Tinted Ramblings is my personal site, containing past blog posts, but mostly set up as a contact site as, after seven years at Worn Through, I have chosen to focus on my research, writing, curation, and writing work rather than blogging. I work in academia, was previously the managing editor at Worn Through, have worked for museums such as the FIDM Museum in Los Angeles, have presented at national and international conferences. A list of my publications are available on my Publications page.