Ann specializes in the field of nineteenth and twentieth century American and European decorative arts and design. Her dissertation explores the life and work of Hudson Roysher, a post-World War II California silversmith, designer, and craftsman. She aims to look at Roysher’s career and oeuvre as a way to advance our understanding of modern craft, especially objects used in sacred contexts. Her project will discover what Roysher’s work will reveal about postwar American sacred design and culture, and it will address how modern Christianity was made material through handcrafted objects. A monograph on Roysher, therefore, will address bigger questions about the relationships between the church-building boom, religious patronage, and modern craft.