I am an Atlanta-based historian of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States, specializing in the intersection of religion and nationalism. I serve as the book review editor for H-SHGAPE (Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era) and am a member of the faculty of The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology, the top-ranked public high school in Georgia.
I graduated in 2016 with a PhD in history from The Pennsylvania State University, where I was a member of the Department of History and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center, and I completed my dissertation under the direction of Dr. Philip Jenkins and Dr. Amy S. Greenberg. My research interests are in the history of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, anti-Catholicism and the Catholic response, Catholic-Protestant interactions, nationalism, imperialism, immigration and ethnicity, religion in the public sphere, convent tales, the Civil War Era, the labor movement, and honor and violence in the Old South. I am currently revising my first book manuscript, which is titled Making Catholic America: Religious Nationalism in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.