I am an American living in Sweden with my Spanish husband and two young children, and am currently working on my PhD in history at Linköping University.
My writing and historical research have gone hand-in-hand with traveling and living around the world. In 2002, I left my corporate career in public relations to live and travel as both a freelance public relations professional and writer/historical researcher. I wrote many articles for print and online publications as part of both of my professional identities.
I published my first book in 2011, a collection of essays titled “An Unusual Journey Through Royal History,” which was followed by two more books of essays. In 2012, I gave up public relations completely to focus on my writing and research, although this decision coincided with the arrival of children, so my work was set aside while I dedicated myself to full-time parenting.
In 2016, I returned to my writing and research after we moved from Spain to Sweden. My research and writing focused on various historical topics with a focus on women’s history, Swedish history, and 19th to early-20th century social history. My efforts were centered on writing non-fiction that contextualized historical people and events, and informed and engaged readers on historical subjects. This included two blogs (A Bit of History and History Writers Resist Trump), regular contributions to The Local Sweden, and other history-related essays and articles for various outlets.
In September 2019, I began working on my PhD in History at Linköping University. As a part of my doctoral studies, I am the editorial assistant for Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, a peer-reviewed journal published by Linköping University Electronic Press. I also serve on the editorial board of Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals, a peer-reviewed journal published by SAGE journals.