Stephanie studies seventeenth and eighteenth-century Northern European print culture and decorative arts, focusing on their role in constructing civic identities, proto-ethnographies, and transcultural mediation. Prior to joining the doctoral program at Northwestern, Stephanie received a B.A. from Carleton College, where she worked as the Robert C. Larson Art in the Library Exhibition Assistant, and received the Hyslop-Warnholtz fund to pursue thesis research in Amsterdam. In 2018 she received her M.A. from Utrecht University. Her M.A. thesis, “For Business and Pleasure: People, Paper, and Porcelain” investigated the oft-overlooked eighteenth-century printmakers Pieter Schenk I and II and their role in the transmission of chinoiserie designs between the Dutch Republic, Austria, and Germany. An article based on the topic is forthcoming in the Rijksmuseum Bulletin
. Professionally, Stephanie has worked for Korean Minimalist and Old Masters art dealers, and curated a 2018 exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, “Dreaming of China: Chinoiserie Prints and Porcelain in the Eighteenth-century."