Alicia supports students and scholars in their research, working closely with the Kislak curators, bibliographers, reading room staff, and faculty to teach and interpret special collections.
Before coming to Penn Libraries, Alicia was the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Teaching Excellence at Penn, working with the Department of English and the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS). She has held fellowships at many research libraries and is currently a Research Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library.
Alicia holds a Ph.D. in English with a Graduate Certificate in GSWS from Penn, and a BA and MA from the University of Nebraska. Her dissertation focuses on representations of marginalized women and the law in early modern England and its colonies, focusing on Bridewell Hospital. Her academic work centers the history of gender, feminism and queer theory, legal and political history, and early modern literature and material culture.