Hi! I’m Mary and I’m a historian, podcaster, and storyteller. I make podcasts and tell stories – and work with other makers and institutions hoping to do the same. 

American Girls, the podcast I make with Allison Horrocks, has received rave reviews from the New York Times, Paris Review, and other outlets since its debut in 2019. Together we use the world of American Girl to make interventions in the histories of the women, girlhood, and popular culture.  

I am interested in the ways culture shapes our lives, and also work on bibliotherapy, or the therapeutic uses of reading. You can learn more about me and what I do here.