Veronica Hylton is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at Columbia University. She received a Masters in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelors in History and American Studies from Columbia University. Her past research has primarily focused on religion, race, and gender in the nineteenth century, including projects on pre-Civil War Virginia, the Reconstruction Supreme Court, and the abolitionist and suffragist lecture circuit. Her current interests have shifted towards medicine, public policy, and philanthropy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Underlying all of these projects is a driving interest in communication networks and the history of inequality.