I am currently the Research Coordinator for the American Historical Association’s NEH CARES grant-funded project, Confronting a Pandemic: Historians and Covid-19. In this role I oversee the development of a Remote Teaching Wiki and a bibliography of historians’ responses to COVID-19, documenting the value of historical expertise and historical thinking. In addition to my work at the AHA, I am a Project Historian 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.