Ruthie Dibble studies American material and visual culture of the long nineteenth century. Her research interests include the intersection of memory, gender, and the material world, as well as the history of exhibition design in the United States. Her dissertation examines the role of craft, art, and architecture in redefining the meaning of domesticity in the Civil War era. Before her time at Yale, she received a master’s degree from the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art. Her professional experience includes the Yale Center for British Art and World Monuments Fund Fellowship and the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Curatorial Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.