I am a historian of early America, with a focus broadly on culture and politics in the long eighteenth century. I am especially interested in cultural memory in (and of) early America, the origins and causes of the American Revolution, the American Enlightenment, print culture, and colonial New York City. I am the author of Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution, which explores the role of the historical past in revolutionary American culture and politics.
I am currently an Associate Director of the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute and the Yale National Initiative to strengthen teaching in public schools®. After receiving my Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 2017, I served one year as a Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow at the New-York Historical Society and Visiting Faculty at The New School before being a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Knox College from 2018 to 2020.
I am both a contributor to and Producer of The JuntoCast, the first podcast devoted to early American history. I also served as the Managing Editor and a co-founder of The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History and have contributed to numerous other websites. I have served as a historical consultant or contributor for a number of projects and organizations, including Hamilton: The Exhibition, American Yawp, Founders Online, as well as television documentaries and auctions.