My research interests include American environmental history. My research focuses on the interplay between race and the environment, specifically examining to what extent environmental change affected the racial dynamics in and around Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas.
Advised by Sara Gregg
My research interests include Nineteenth-century U.S. History; American Civil War/Reconstruction; Environmental History; and Food History
Advised by Jennifer Weber
Dissertation title: "Civil War in a Can: War as an Agent of Change in Food Consumption and Production, 1850-1870"
I study gender relations in Japanese food history. Specifically, my research analyzes the presence of gender roles associated to ingredients and techniques in cookbooks during the transition from Edo period to Meiji period.
Advised by Eric Rath
My research interests include U.S. Military History, 20th Century U.S. History, Civil-Military Relationships, Counterinsurgency, & Psychological Warfare.
My research focuses on the relationship between U.S. military personnel and local populations in the Middle East in early 21st century conflicts. I am particularly interested in understanding how changes in the troops’ cultural training helps to shape their behavior and experience in theater.
Advised by Beth Bailey
Research Interests: 19th- and Early 20th-Century Central Europe, Food, Empire, National Identification
I study the connections between culinary practices and Austrian cultural identity in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Habsburg Europe. My work investigates how consumption patterns reinforced or undermined nationalist sentiments, or expressed other types of identification, such as gender solidarity, class consciousness, imperial belonging, or aspirational cosmopolitanism.
Advised by Nathan Wood
I study the spiritual encounters that occurred in sixteenth-century Mexico between the Spanish and the native Nahua. Specifically, I look at the ways in which both "sides" perceived, received, transferred, adapted, and adopted Christianity.
Advised by Robert Schwaller
My research interests include Modern Latin American History with attention to Brazilian History after the 1930 revolution. He currently teaches the courses HIST124/LAA100 Latin American Culture & Society and LAA300 Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies.
Advised by Elizabeth Kuznesof
My research interests broadly center on 19th Century U.S. History, focusing on migration, diaspora, and conflict---especially between Native peoples and settlers over their access to and usage of land, resources, and the environment---in borderlands regions throughout the American West.
My primary area of research focuses on the social history of medicine in 18th- and 19th-century Great Britain. More specifically, I examine the practices of midwifery, obstetrics/gynecology, and surgical practice in Scotland.
Advised by: Christopher E. Forth
I research democratic participation in the modern United States after 1945. Broadly, I am interested in understanding how American citizens express political demands through traditional and non-traditional means. Currently, this question leads me to study anti-Apartheid activism between the 1960s and 1980s.
Advised by: David Farber.