I am the Assistant Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts at Harvard’s Houghton Library. I develop and steward our collections from 1800 up through today, as well as teach classes, curate exhibitions, and give tours for visitors.


M.A. in Russian, Eastern European, and Central Asian Studies, Harvard University

M.L.I.S. in Archives Management, Simmons University

B.A. in Russian Studies and Political Science, Stetson University

Other Publications

“Bright Young Librarians: Christine Jacobson” interview with Nate Pedersen in Fine Books and Collections Magazine, October 2019.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Talk: Invisible Labor Made Visible: Women Bibliographers in the Novels of Barbara Pym — North American Conference for the Barbara Pym Society on March 21, 2020

Paper: Panel on “Power, Resistance, and Donor Relations” at the ACRL-RBMS 2020 conference in June, 2020


Association of College and Research Libraries-Rare Books and Manuscript Section (ACRL-RBMS)
Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)
Society for History, Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
Barbara Pym Society

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