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Carolyn Zola

Carolyn Zola

M.A., History, Stanford University, 2018
B.A., History, highest distinction in general scholarship, high honors in History, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

Carolyn is a PhD candidate focusing on race and gender in eighteenth and nineteenth century North America. Working at the intersection of social and cultural history, her dissertation explores the lived experiences of female hucksters, street peddlers, and market women who sold food in port cities, both in the formal economies of public markets and in the vernacular economies of the streets. Her work also analyzes the profusion of representations generated by these women’s presence in public spaces in order to better understand these ubiquitous yet elusive sellers. Other research interests include urban history, popular culture, history of sexuality, food culture, migration, and the family. A Bay Area native, she worked in theater, studied at City College of San Francisco, and earned her B.A. in History at U.C. Berkeley before coming to Stanford.

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