Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow, History
My field is early American history, within which I focus primarily on intersections between culture and politics in the long eighteenth century. My current manuscript, Past and Prologue: The Politics of Memory in the American Revolution, explores the role of the historical past in shaping the dynamics of the coming of the American Revolution and the development of early American nationalism. I am the Managing Editor and co-founder of The Junto: A Group Blog on Early American History and both a contributor to and Producer of The JuntoCast, the first podcast devoted to early American history. I am mostly interested in the origins and causes of the American Revolution and the relationship between historical memory in (and of) the eighteenth century and nationalism.
Ph.D., History, Yale University, 2017
M.Phil., History, Yale University, 2014
M.A., History, Yale University, 2013
B.A., History, City College of New York, 2011
n.d., Liberal Arts, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 2007-2009
American Historical Association
Organization of American Historians
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
Society for U.S. Intellectual History
Society of Early Americanists
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
“‘As Serves our Interest best’: Political Economy and the Logic of Popular Resistance in New York City, 1765-1776,” New York History 98, no. 1 (Winter 2017): 40-69.
Review of The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson, Volume 1: 1740-1766, ed. John W. Tyler, in The New England Quarterly 87, no. 4 (December 2014): 752-4.
Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to “Occupy Wall Street,” eds. Scott Stabler and Michael Green (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO, 2015), s.v., “Separation of Church and State.”
Encyclopedia of Populism in America, eds. Alexandra Kindell and Elizabeth S. Demers (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO, 2013), s.v., “Thomas Jefferson.”
The George Washington Digital Encyclopedia (online), (Alexandria, Va.: Mount Vernon Estate, 2012), s.v., “William Livingston,” “New York, NY,” and “Newburgh Conspiracy.”
“Chapter 5: The American Revolution,” in American Yawp (online open-access textbook).
“’We have not yet lost Sight of the Object’: The ‘Letter to the Inhabitants of Great Britain’ and the Continental Congress’s Last Gasp Efforts At Reconciliation,” in Keno Auction catalogue, 2013.
“The Historiography of the American Revolution,” Journal of the American Revolution (August 2013).
April 2017: Interview, “From Personal to Professional: Collaborative History Blogs Go Mainstream,” Perspectives on History (AHA).
2017: “Alexander Hamilton and the Constitution,” guest conversation in “Alexander Hamilton’s America,” online teacher seminar, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, January 17.
2016: “JuntoCast Live!” Fall 2016 “Humanities in the Public Square” NEH Lecture Series, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, October 7.
2015: Chronicles: Stories from Early America, digital history project, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, May 4.
2014: “Solving a 239-Year Old Mystery about the Authorship of a Long-Lost Continental Congress Document,” “An Evening at the Morris-Jumel Mansion,” The Archivists’ Round Table of Metropolitan New York, New York, NY, January 30.
Early America, American Revolution, history culture, cultural memory, historiography, politics, print culture, nationalism.
2017-18: Bernard and Irene Schwartz Postdoctoral Fellow, New-York Historical Society and Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts at The New School.
2017: Rand Fellowship, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon Estate.
2017: Dowse Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society.
2016: Mellon Foundation Fellowship, The Library Company of Philadelphia
2016: McNeil Fellow in Early American History, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
2015: Schless Fellowship, American Philosophical Society.
2015: Short-Term Fellowship, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon Estate.
2014: Klingenstein Fellowship, New-York Historical Society.
2014: Lapidus-OIEAHC Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellowship, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture.
2014: Coffelt Fellowship, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. (declined)
The American Origins Myth
Creating the Atlantic World