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Taylor M. Garrison

Ph.D. Student

advisor: Hannah Rosen
Current Research: Early America, Gender and Women, Family

Taylor graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2020 with a degree in history and minors in creative writing and political science. Her undergraduate thesis, "What's Love Got to do with It: Courtship in Antebellum America" received highest honors. While at Muhlenberg, Taylor received various prizes and awards in history and creative writing.

Taylor works as an editorial apprentice at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture. At the Omohundro Institute, Taylor copyedits and proofreads history manuscripts as well as articles for the William & Mary Quarterly.

Taylor's historical interests center around the practice of courting among a diverse range of individuals in eighteenth and nineteenth century America. She is particularly interested in the ways courtship manifests in the public sphere and how love can exist as both a personal and political act.