Assistant Professor, History
19th century U.S. West
Current research project:
I am finishing up the manuscript for my first book, “Colonial State Making,” which is about the first thirty years of California statehood and the diverse groups of people that shaped the state. I’ve also begun working on my second project, which is an environmental and settler colonial history of the California wine country.
- Assistant Professor, History Department, California State University, Los Angeles, 2020 - 2023
- Assistant Professor, History Department, Valparaiso University, 2019 – 2020
- Ph.D., History, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
- B.A., History, University of Notre Dame, 2013
Last book read:
“Look at the Lights My Love” by Annie Ernaux
In your own time/when not working:
When I’m not working, I love to hike or run and go to concerts.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
A new course I’ve designed, which is a Freshman Writing Seminar about Yosemite National Park
What most excites you about Cornell:
I’m most excited about the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in my department and across campus.