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Alexandra M. Macdonald

Ph.D. Student (ABD)

Advisor: Nicholas S. Popper
Email: [[ammacdonald]]
Current Research: Atlantic World, Material Culture, Time & Temporality

Alexandra is a historian of Britain and early America, specializing in art and material objects from the early modern period to the beginning of the nineteenth century. She received both her BA (Honours with Distinction) and her MA in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Victoria and holds an MA in History from William & Mary. She is currently working on her dissertation project which explores the role that material objects played in changing conceptions of time in the long-eighteenth century. Alexandra's work has been supported by numerous museums, institutions, and funding bodies including the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI), the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the Decorative Arts Trust, the American Philosophical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the North American Conference of British Studies, the Mid-Atlantic Conference of British Studies (MACBS), the Reves Center for International Studies, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In the 2021-22 academic year, she is a Dissertation Fellow at the Winterthur Museum, Library & Gardens.