C.V.

Education

Indiana University–Bloomington, Ph.D. in History, 2018 (expected).

Examination fields: (high pass)

  • U.S. History (major field)
  • Eighteenth-century studies (outside minor)
  • Atlantic history (inside minor)

Indiana University–Bloomington, History M.A., 2013. (with distinction)

University of Dayton, History B.A., 2012 (Summa cum Laude, Honors with Distinction). Minors: Philosophy and English.

Dissertation            

The Page of Revolutions: Information Politics and Atlantic Networks in Revolutionary North America, 1765–1800.

Committee: Sarah Knott (chair), Konstantin Dierks, Benjamin Irvin, and Rebecca Spang.

Courses Taught as Instructor of Record

Summer 2019  “The Long Nineteenth Century, 1800–1917,” Indiana University–Southeast.

(expected)        (online graduate course for teachers, two sections)

Spring 2019     “The Civil War,” Indiana State University.

Spring 2019     “Scandal in the Early American Republic,” Indiana State University.

Fall 2018         “Facts, Hoaxes, and Fake News,” Collins Honors College, Indiana University–Bloomington.

Summer 2017  “Revolutionary America,” Indiana University–Bloomington.

Summer 2016  “U.S. History Since 1877,” Purdue University­–Northwest. (online course)

Other Academic Employment

2016–2017      Digital Projects Editor and co-editor of Process blog, Journal of American History.

2013–2016      Editorial Assistant, Journal of American History.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“The Reign of Error: The French Revolution and North American Information Politics, 1789–1795,” (forthcoming in the Journal of the Early Republic).

Peer-Reviewed Public History Publication

“A Revolution in Mottoes: Newspaper Mastheads and the American Revolution,” (forthcoming from the Journal of the American Revolution).

Publications in Progress

[Title redacted] (article under consideration at the William and Mary Quarterly).

“Now is the Winter of No Content: Seasons, Ice, and the Communications Frontier of Northeastern America,” (article in preparation).

Reviews

Review of The American Revolution Reborn, ed. Patrick Spero and Michael Zuckerman, in The English Historical Review (Aug. 2018).

Review of Julia Guarneri, Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans, in The American Historian (Aug. 2018).

Reviewof Wim Klooster, Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History, at The Junto.

Review of Francis Spufford, Golden Hill, at The Junto.

Selected Blog Posts and Op-Eds

“Anonymous Criticism Helped Make America Great,” op-edin Washington Post “Made by History” section.

“From Platform to Publisher: Facebook, the Early American Open Press, and Alex Jones,” blog post at The Junto.

“The Attention Economy of the American Revolution,” blog post at The Junto.

“Why Trump’s assault on NBC and “fake news” threatens freedom of the press — and his political future,” blog post at Washington Post “Made By History” blog.

“Information and Ideology in Henri-Antoine Mézière’s Canadian Age of Revolutions,” blog post at Age of Revolutions blog, Sept. 18, 2017.

“Reviving Revolution,” blog post at Omohundro Institute’s blog Uncommon Sense, Jan. 26, 2016.

“The Journal of American History in the Digital Age,” blog post at Organization of American Historian’s blog Process, July 6 2015.

Fellowships and Awards

  • Kohlmeier Fellowship, Indiana University History Department, 2017–2018.
  • Reahard Fellowship, Indiana University History Department, 2017.
  • McLean Contributionship Fellowship, Library Company of Philadelphia–Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 2016.
  • Reahard Fellowship, Indiana University History Department, 2016.
  • College of Arts and Humanities Conference Travel Grant, Indiana University, 2016.
  • Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference Travel Grant, Indiana University, 2016.
  • Lapidus–Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture grant for early American and transatlantic print culture, 2016.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015.
  • Sally M. Reahard Fellowship, Indiana University History Department, 2015.
  • Eighteenth Century Studies Fellowship, Center for Eighteenth Century Studies at Indiana University, 2012–2013.
  • Lilly Graduate Fellowship, Lilly Foundation, 2011–2015.
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Scholarship Award, 2013.
  • Samuel Flook Award of Excellence to Outstanding Senior History Major, University of Dayton, 2012.
  • Conference Grant for Phi Alpha Theta National Conference, University of Dayton History Department, Jan. 2012.
  • Honors Thesis Research Grant, University of Dayton Honors Department, 2011.
  • Phi Alpha Theta Service Award, University of Dayton, 2011.

Selected Conference Papers and Presentations

  • “Cite Unseen: Mapping Information Networks in the Revolutionary Atlantic,” William and Mary Quarterly-University of California–Irvine workshop on “Digital Research in Early America,” Oct. 2018.
  • “The Invisible King: Searching for Authentic News in an Age of Revolution,” American Literature Association (ALA), May 2017.
  • “Reprinting Revolution: The Politics of Newspaper Reading in North America during the French Revolution,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR), July 2016.
  • “‘All is not Truth… that travellers tell’: Information, Revolution, and Translation in Philadelphia, 1791–1798,” conference on Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas, June 2016.
  • “The Journal of American History in the Digital Age: A Conversation,” Organization of American Historians (OAH) Annual Meeting, April 2015.
  • “The Fruits of Revolution: New England Clergy, Commerce, and the French Revolution,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History (SUSIH) Conference, Oct. 2014.

Invited Presentations and Workshops

  • Teaching workshop presenter, Indiana University History Department, Sept. 22, 2017.
  • “The Mercury of Revolution,” (article manuscript) Indiana University U.S. History Workshop, March 24, 2017.
  • “Tanguy’s Faithful Mirror,” Indiana University Center for Eighteenth-Century Studies Pecha Kucha night, Feb. 16, 2017.
  • “‘On the Ocean of News’: North American Information Networks in the Age of Revolution,” Library Company of Philadelphia Colloquium, Nov. 2, 2016.
  • “News in Flux: Early American Information and Commerce in the Age of Revolution,” Massachusetts Historical Society brown bag seminar, Aug. 2015.
  • “The Role of Antiquity in Contemporary American Reception of the French Revolution,” University of Dayton Stander Symposium, April 18, 2012.
  • “‘Boldly Rise and Claim Equality in Yonder Skies’: The French Revolution in Early American Historical Imagination, 1789-1800,” at University of Dayton Honors Symposium, March 2012.
  • “American Reception of the French Revolution,” Phi Alpha Theta National Conference, January 2012.

Service

  • Member, The Junto blog.
  • Manuscript evaluator for William and Mary Quarterly.
  • Non-voting member, search committee for Journal of American History Executive Editor position, 2015–2016.
  • Regional Contributing Editor, Omohundro Institute, 2014–present.
  • History Graduate Advisory Council, Indiana University, 2014–2015.
  • Contributor, The American Yawp collaborative textbook project.
  • Co-founder and co-coordinator, U.S. History Workshop at Indiana University, 2012–2016.
  • Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Old News, University of Dayton Undergraduate History Journal, 2010–12.
  • President, Phi Alpha Theta, University of Dayton Chapter, 2010–11.

Last updated Oct. 25, 2018.