Writing samples

For examples of my published writing in the Santa Barbara News-Press and ISLANDS Magazine, click on the link below:


Password: joyce

My published academic writing is only accessible to those with a subscription to WHQ, JSTOR, or those with university library access. Info and links:

“’The love of enterprise and Nature was born in the woman’: Theodosia Shepherd and the Gendered Garden of California Commercial Horticulture, 1881–1906”

Published in the Western Historical QuarterlyAutumn 2014

Abstract: “This article examines California seed seller Theodosia Shepherd as a case study of how women navigated gender norms to gain acceptance and success in late nineteenth-century commercial horticulture. Shepherd tapped into western boosterism and the women’s movement to expand and question limitations on female fruit and flower growers.”

I also wrote a blog post about my research for the Rural Women’s Studies blog. You can find that here.







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