In 2016-2017 I was a Von Holst Prize Lecturer and Bessie Pierce Prize Preceptor in the Department of History, as well as a Teaching Fellow and Consultant with the Chicago Center for Teaching. I also taught for the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. In addition to my research focus on the long nineteenth century, I have extensive graduate training in the colonial and Revolutionary eras.
From 2012-2014 and 2016-2017, I was a Bessie Pierce Prize Preceptor in the Department of History. In that role I taught the Senior Seminar and BA Seminar I, and co-advised 29 BA theses. My Autumn 2013 course on Historical Methodology was awarded Honorable Mention for Excellence in Course Design by the Center for Teaching at the University of Chicago. I have also lectured in the America in World Civilization sequence and taught for the University of Chicago Writing Program.
In the classroom, I teach with material and visual culture in addition to texts, and have implemented digital course assignments. I also advised other graduate student instructors as a teaching consultant for the Chicago Center for Teaching.
Courses at the University of Chicago
Von Holst Prize Lectureship–Department of History, 2016-2017
- A House Divided: The Civil War in American Culture and Everyday Life (Spring 2017). This course explores the origins, course, consequences, and memory of the American Civil War from the perspective of the ordinary people whose lives were shaped and challenged by the uncertainty, violence, political turmoil, and transformative possibilities of war and wartime society. Paying particular attention to themes of race, the military, gender, and the politics of everyday life, the course considers the blurry lines between the home front and the battlefield. As scholars, readers, and writers, students will grapple with textual, material and visual materials to interrogate the narrative of the Civil War as a central event in America’s historical consciousness. This course offers students the opportunity to develop skills in academic and public history, including the creation of an online exhibit.
Lecturer/Preceptor–Department of History, 2016-2017; 2012-2014
- BA Seminar I: Junior Research and Methodology Seminar
- BA Seminar II, Parts 1 and 2: Research Practicum and Thesis Preparation
- Senior Seminar I & II: Undergraduate History Research and Methodology Seminar
Teaching Assistant–Department of History, Spring 2013
- The Nineteenth Century American West, with Amy Lippert
Lecture: “Women on the Comstock Lode, Virginia City, Nevada”
Lecturer–Department of History, Winter 2012
- America in World Civilization II- Nineteenth Century
Teaching Intern–Department of History, Fall 2010
- America in World Civilization I- Colonial Era and Revolution, with Christine Stansell
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality
- Gendered Bodies in a Material World
Lector–Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies, University of Chicago, 2012
- Effective Writing for Business and the Professions
Lector–University of Chicago Writing Program, 2012
- Academic and Professional Writing