I study the relationship between culture and politics. Specifically, my dissertation seeks to place the literatures of captivity -- accounts of Indian bondage, enslavement, and wartime imprisonment -- at the center of the story of political change in America from the late-seventeenth century to the eve of the twentieth.
The Generations of Captivity: Power, Sympathy, and the State, 1675 - 1896
MA, History, SUNY Cortland, 2011
BA, History with Honors, University of Puget Sound, 2005