Welcome to my blog!
Whenever I meet someone new and they ask what I do, they are inevitably a bit dumbfounded by my response.
I am a historian.
Men especially have all sorts of funny reactions to this statement. I am not what you might expect a historian to be. I wear a lot of pink, prefer feminine dresses to elbow patches, and I don’t spend my life shut up in a library.
Being a historian is actually pretty amazing. I spend my summers (and sometimes a full year) in Italy researching. I get to handle centuries-old documents and search for information, people, and places that time forgot. I get to think critically about the past and present while crafting my own historical narratives. I get to teach, think, and write everyday!
If you are new to History in High Heels, you can read more about what I do here, and if you love history, here is a little glimpse of my research. The number one question I receive is how I travel so much. In addition to teaching abroad, I am fortunate that my research takes me to Italy often, and from there, I try to take full advantage of how much easier and cheaper it is to travel once in Europe. You can find all of my posts about Italy here and my wider travels here.
I started this blog a couple years ago in the middle of my graduate studies. I was exhausted and frustrated by the stereotypes of the discipline and society’s gendered perceptions of intellectual authority. I wanted a space where I could be myself and prove that I could be both feminine and intelligent.
This space has become a refuge for me, a place to express and share my creativity and my love of fashion, traveling, and history.
Thanks for stopping by!