About

Sharon Twickler is an independent scholar and freelance writer with an interest in nineteenth-century material culture. As a “hairstorian,” her recent work has focused on Victorian era facial hair and grooming paraphernalia. Recent publications include a chapter, “Combing Masculine Identity in the Age of the Moustache, 1860-1900” in  the anthology New Perspectives on the History of Facial Hair and an article in Atlas Obscura. Her blog 19th Century Ghosts features book reviews and posts on historic houses and museum visits. She has also brought her storytelling skills to the stage with the living history program “From Sidelines to Headlines: The Intrepid Nellie Bly.” She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in Decorative Arts, Design History, and Material Culture from the Bard Graduate Center.