I have previously completed an undergraduate honors thesis on the role of the American Revolution in the evolution of Quaker gender relations and reform movements in the early American republic at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. I have also completed a Masters thesis on the influence of national identity in shaping United States Indian policies before and after the American Revolution at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Additionally, I have conducted research on a variety of topics from crises of masculinity in modern popular culture to fears of the postcolonial ‘other’ in Marco Polo’s Il Milione. This research has been presented at a number of venues like the 2014 Society for Military History Conference, the 2014 and 2015 PCA/ACA Conferences, the 2015 Southern Labor Studies Association Conference, the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, and the 2015 Society for History in the Federal Government Conference. I am currently conducting research for my doctoral dissertation on the Atlantic underpinnings of the American invasion of Canada in 1775
BA, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland, 2012
MA, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 2014
Areas of Expertise
Social, cultural, political, and diplomatic histories of the Revolutionary War, US Indian policies, American memory and identity
“Quebec Campaign.” in Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington, edited by Joseph F. Stoltz III. Mount Vernon Estate, 2012-.
“Relics of Barbarism: Memories of Frontier Violence in the Trans-Appalachian West and the Indian Removal Act of 1830.” in Darren R. Reid, ed. The Making of the Trans-Appalachian West: Society, Culture, and Peoples, 1754-1832. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company.
“From Knights to Knights-Errant: The Evolution of Westerns through Portrayals of Violence.” in David Schmid, ed. Violence in American Popular Culture. Vol. I. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Press.
“Pacifists in the American Revolution.” in The American Yawp, edited by Joseph Locke and Ben Wright. http://www.americanyawp.com.
“Indians in the American Revolution.” in The American Yawp, edited by Joseph Locke and Ben Wright. http://www.americanyawp.com.
“Indians of the Southwest.” David Bernstein and Chris Magoc, eds. Imperialism and Expansionism in American History: A Social, Political, and Cultural Encyclopedia. Vol. I. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio Press.
Howard M. Sachar Prize for Best Research Paper by a Graduate Student (The George Washington University History Department, 2015)
The United States History Award (McDaniel College, 2012)
SHEAR/Mellon American History Fellowship (2011), 1 of 10 selected nationwide