Project Team

Hello all! Thank you for visiting our project website. Read below for our team bios!

woman with dark, shoulder-length hair and clear glasses

Emily M. Anderson is an Art History master’s student studying the ancient world at George Mason. Her focus is Ancient Egypt with an interest in women’s history and the religious practices in the 18th Dynasty. (This includes hair products, naturally!) By the middle of next year, she hopes to be starting her Ph.D. in Egyptology so she can further study the mystery of incredible figures like Nefertiti.

smiling woman combing her long hair

Caroline Greer is a Digital History Fellow at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and a doctoral student in the History department at George Mason University. Her interests include religion and gender in 19th century America, with a focus on female preachers in the 1820-30s. She is fascinated by all women’s history, including beauty practices, though she refuses to brush or comb her own hair every day.

woman staring straight ahead, combing her bangs

Jayme Kurland is a Ph.D. student in the History department at George Mason University. Jayme is interested in cross-cultural narratives related to musical instruments and other objects of use. Her own digital history project, Instrumental Women, explores the essential roles women have played in the histories of musical instrument manufacturing. Jayme has spent her career working in museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Musical Instrument Museum. Jayme is more of a brush girl, but this project has convinced her to give combs a try!