Ph.D. University of Virginia, History, 2013
M.A. University of Virginia, History, 2008
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, 2006
My work explores the reciprocal relationship between politics and popular culture in American history.
My first book, The Virgin Vote: How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century, uncovers a forgotten era when young men and women fueled American democracy.
I’m currently researching a second book on the long struggle for control of American politics fought between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the 20th century.
I also work on a variety of other subjects, from Civil War coffee to young people's courtships to political rioting in 19th century America.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or thoughts.