- Research Interests:
I am a PhD student in the history department at Yale, where I study eighteenth-century North America and the Atlantic World. I graduated from Duke University in 2009, where I received my AB in History and Public Policy Studies, as well as a certificate in Documentary Studies. I am also currently a coordinator of Transitions to Modernity, a colloquium at the MacMillan Center at Yale, and co-chair of Yale Early American Historians (YEAH).
My dissertation examines the contest between French, British, and indigenous empires for the Ohio Valley from a continental and transatlantic perspective. My other on-going project, which centers on William Johnson and the Brant family, uncovers a cultural and political campaign to create a genteel Mohawk elite in pre-revolutionary New York.