My research focuses on the efforts of British Imperial officials to reintegrate Bermuda into the British Empire in the decades after the American Revolution. I have collaborated with the National Museum of Bermuda on a number of projects, and I have a general interest in public history, with a particular focus on museum education. I am currently the Assistant Editor of Reviews in American History.
Breaking the Chains: Black Bermudians' Struggle for Emancipation and Equality, 1784-1859
M.A., History, University of Rochester, 2016
M.A., History, Millersville University, 2013
B.S.Ed., Social Studies, Millersville University, 2009
- Magazine Articles:
- "Edwin Wood and the Establishment of Bermuda's 'Lunatic Hospital'", MARITimes (Forthcoming, Fall 2017).
- "Sisters vs. the Revolution: The Stockdale Sisters and Bermudian Allegiance during the War of 1812", MARITimes 30.1 (Spring 2017): 12-14.
- Book Reviews:
- Nina Simon, The Art of Relevance (Santa Cruz, CA: Museum 2.0, 2016) Heritage & Society (2017): DOI: 10.1080/2159032X.2017.1346166.
- Paul A. Gilje, To Swear Like a Sailor: Maritime Culture in America, 1750-1850 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016) The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History and Culture 8 (Spring 2017): 80-82.
- Teaching Assistant, History 161: United States History since 1865 (Spring 2016)
- Teaching Assistant, History 229: England and Ireland since 1500 (Fall 2015)
- Walter L. Arnstein Graduate Essay Award, Midwest Conference on British Studies (2017)
- Travel Grant, Midwest Conference on British Studies (2017)
- Research Grant, Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (2017)
- Research Grant, Susan B. Anthony Institute (2017)
- VanDeusen Award, University of Rochester Department of History (awarded to one student in support of research for their dissertation) (2016, 2017)
- Travel Grant, University of Rochester Department of History (2016)
- Slattery Fellowship, University of Rochester (2013-2018)
- Before attending the University of Rochester, I spent my first two years out of undergrad working as a substitute teacher and another two years completing my M.A. in History at Millersville University. I also volunteered at the National Museum of Bermuda during summers and some winters. At the museum, I worked on educational projects, creating teaching resources for local educators.
- After I defend my dissertation in Spring 2021, I hope to begin a career in secondary education.
- I am completing my dissertation from afar, but my favorite thing about Rochester is that my apartment was within walking distance of a Chipotle. Also, it was often overwhelming (in a good way) to live in a place with great pizza after 26 years in South Central PA. My favorite thing about the University is the delightful faculty and staff and my supportive fellow graduate students.