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Colorado Mesa University
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Early American republic, women, history of medicine
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About Me

After earning my Ph.D. at Northeastern University in 1999, I moved to Grand Junction, Colorado to what was then a small, public, liberal arts college. I have a 4/4 teaching load, but continue to pursue my research.

My first book, Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution was published in December 2020 by Lexington Books. In it, I examine the intersections between political history and medical history, particularly the ways concerns over mental illness wove their way through the era of the Revolution.

I am a writer for Nursing Clio where I write both about my 18th century research and about LGBTQ issues.

I also engage in history on the community level,  creating oral history projects like this one (Social Justice Archives):

Recent Publications

Liberty and Insanity in the Age of the American Revolution (Lexington Books, 2020).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Gender, Medicine, Politics