PhD, University of ChicagoBio
Beth Tobin is the author of three books: Colonizing Nature: The Tropics in British Arts and Letters, 1760-1820 (U of Pennsylvania P, 2005), winner of the “Eighth Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Book Prize” for best book of interdisciplinary humanities scholarship; Picturing Imperial Power: Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth-Century British Painting (Duke UP, 1999), winner of the “Best Book on British Art before 1800” presented by the Historians of British Art; and Superintending the Poor: Charitable Ladies and Paternal Landlords in British Fiction, 1770-1860 (Yale UP, 1993). She is the editor of the Oxford Classics' Eliza Haywood novel, Miss Betsy Thoughtless (1997), and History, Gender and Literature, a collection of essays (U of Georgia Press, 1994). She is working on a book on natural history collecting in the eighteenth century, a project for which she recently received a scholar's award from the National Science Foundation. She also received a senior fellowship from NEH in 2000 to work on what became her book Colonizing Nature. She has co-edited a series of books for Ashgate on gender and material culture. Women and Things, 1750-1950: Gendered Material Strategies (Ashgate, 2009 http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754665502); Women and the Material Culture of Needlework and Textiles, 1750-1950 (Ashgate, 2009 http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754665380 ); and Material Women, 1750-1950: Consuming Desires and Collecting Practices (Ashgate, 2009 http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754665397 ).