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 Gilded Age and Progressive Era, anti-Catholicism and the Catholic response, Catholic-Protestant interactions, nationalism, history and memory, imperialism, immigration and ethnicity, religion in the public sphere, convent tales, the Civil War Era, the labor movement, solar eclipses in American history, 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.