Simone Gulliver

Ph.D. Student

Annenberg Graduate Fellow 2023–2024

Simone Gulliver is a first-year doctoral student studying slavery in the urban American north with a focus on material culture. She is interested in encounters between enslaved individuals and 18th-century luxury objects on view at art galleries in New York. She anchors her research in her public history training, which includes curatorial positions with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Prior to Penn, Simone received a degree in History and English Language & Literature from the University of Chicago.

Advisor: Mia Bay

Secondary Advisor: Emma Hart 


Bachelor of Arts, History and English Language & Literature | University of Chicago