I am an art-architectural historian and historic preservationist specializing in American luxury interiors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. My current doctoral research focuses on the relationship between elite subjectivity and historicized Franco-centric decorating practices in the American mansion between 1880 and 1910. Interests include the Gilded Age and American Country Place Era (ca. 1880 to 1930), Beaux-Arts and 'revival' styles, genteel spatial typology, and historicism in the interior, particularly as it relates to modern identity and technology. Areas of focus include Vanderbilt residences, the architect Richard Morris Hunt and associated professionals and firms, bathrooms and bathing spaces, collection and salvage of eighteenth-century French interiors, and restoration and reuse in the 'New Gilded Age.' I also research and write on my home state of Tennessee.