Coming from a rural and solidly working-class background, I have been able - and frankly privileged - to have had the opportunity to live, work, and receive an education in three different countries (United States, Germany, and United Kingdom). Through these international and class-based lenses, I have developed a deep understanding of the broader connections between different peoples, regions, and cultures, and their respective socio-political settings.


Ph.D. in History | Stony Brook University


M.A. in History | Stony Brook University


B.A. in American Studies | University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)

Academic Positions

2016 - present

Adjunct Professor of History | Dept. of Social Sciences | Suffolk County Community College

2013 - 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Dept. of History | Stony Brook University


Courses Taught

Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY
(Fall 2016 - present)
HIS 104 - American History since 1865

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
(Fall 2013 - Spring 2019)

HIS 103 - American History to 1865
HIS 104 - American History since 1865
HIS 261 - Change & Reform in America, 1870-1920
HIS 262 - American Colonial Society
HIS 292 - American Social History 1890-1930
HIS 312 - From Empire to Third Reich: Germany 1890-1945
HIS 396 - Protest Music of the 1960s

Awards & Recognition

May, 2017

Best Teaching Assistant Award (Department of History, Stony Brook University)

June, 2012

Claus Toksvig Prize for Best Dissertation (American Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK)