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Michaela Cardo


I am a second year Ph.D. student working under Dr. den Otter. My cognate essay examined the role of gift-giving in relationship formation between nineteenth century British women, and I intend to expand on this in my Ph.D. dissertation. I am interested in dress history, gender history, material culture history, and British history.

Selected Publications


“Threads of Empire: Britain, India, and the Kashmiri Shawl,” and “Fatal Fashion: Arsenical Greens and Victorian Women” on The Undergraduate Library (Global Undergraduate Awards)

Awards and recognition

Highly Commended (2 entries) Global Undergraduate Awards - 2021

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.