I am a historian of Modern Britain and the British Empire, with a specialization in the history of sexuality. I received my doctorate from Northwestern University in August 2021. My fist project, “Voluptuous Cruelty: Sex and Violence in Modern Britain,” traces the fluctuating relationship between sex and violence over the 19th and 20th centuries. I sift through a wide variety of archival sources—from postcards, pornography, magazines, newspapers, and colonial records, to pamphlets, unpublished memoirs, activist records, fiction, letters, diaries, and art—to build up a geological map of seismic shifts in sexual culture. This research was funded by grants from Yale’s Beinecke Library, the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin, and the Kinsey Institute, as well as fellowships from the Social Science Research Council and the North American Conference on British Studies.