Writing samples


Writing Clips

Published in Santa Barbara News-Press and ISLANDS Magazine


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Peer reviewed publications

“‘The love of enterprise and Nature was born in the woman’: Theodosia Shepherd and the Gendered Garden of California Commercial Horticulture, 1880-1900.” Western Historical Quarterly 45, no. 3 (Autumn 2014).

PDF Hopkins, WHQ 45.3 Autumn 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.”

Academic blogging

“Fruit of Her Fields: California Women Farmers at the Turn of the Century,” Rural Women’s Studies Association blog, March 2, 2016. LINK.







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