Author: Marina Wells

Marina Wells (they/she) is a PhD candidate in American & New England Studies at Boston University and holds a BA from Colby College in art history and literature. They have been a fellow at such institutions as the Winterthur Museum and the Mystic Seaport Museum, and currently works as the New Bedford Whaling Museum's inaugural Photography Collection Curatorial Fellow. Marina’s academic interests include gender and sexuality, oceanic studies, and nineteenth-century print culture, which influences their dissertation, “Making Men from Whales: The Visual Culture of Gender and Whaling in New England, 1814-1861.”