I am currently the Director of Research and Publications at the American Historical Association, where I also work on the NEH CARES grant-funded project, Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and Covid-19. In addition to my work at the AHA, I am a Research Associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where I recently co-curated with Amanda Moniz, Who Pays for Education? In 2018-2019, I was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wolf Humanities Center.
My research, teaching, and museum work focus on United States history, material culture, race, gender, military history and the politics of everyday life. My book manuscript,“The Fabric of War: Clothing, Culture and Violence in the American Civil War Era,” is situated at the intersection of these fields. You can read more about my research at the Organization of American Historian’s Process: a blog for american history.
I was awarded my Ph.D. by the Department of History at the University of Chicago. I earned an M.A. in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware and a B.A. with Distinction in History from Yale University.