Lily Higgins

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Second Year
American Material and Visual Culture

Lily Higgins received her B.A. in Folklore and Mythology from Harvard and her M.A. from the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. In her research, Lily explores the material and visual culture of early modern England and America, with a special focus on religion, education, and childhood. Her favorite recent projects include writing about nineteenth-century hairwork jewelry, researching early American interactive toy books, and analyzing a Depression-era J.C. Penney advertisement marketing rayon undergarments to college women. Dedicated to innovative, object-based scholarship and public outreach, Lily has participated in the Delaware Public Humanities Institute and The Chipstone Foundation’s Object Lab.