Ph.D. Joint French Studies/History
Anne was raised on Long Island, New York. She studied at the Johns Hopkins University, where she received her B.A. and M.A. in History in 2018, with minors in French Cultural Studies and the Program in Museums and Society. During her undergraduate career, she was able to spend a semester at the Columbia Reid Hall Program in Paris and to take courses in French history and cultural politics. Anne’s master’s thesis, Judged by the Generations: Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments and the Shaping of Historical Memory, explored the role of monuments in the shaping and construction of historical narratives, and enabled her to study the intersections of race, local history, public art and historical memory.
From this investigation in American history, Anne has now turned her interest to studying historical memory within the realm of French and francophone culture. In her doctoral work, she plans to pursue topics that allow her to explore the ways that ideas of history and memory were and are expressed within French cultural institutions. She has been influenced by her experience in museums, within internship and volunteer positions, including work at the Johns Hopkins University Museums and Department of Special Collections, the National Park Service, and the American Museum of Natural History. Anne is interested in studying how the cultural productions of museums, monuments, memorials and expositions reflect specific worldviews and methods of reflecting upon the past.