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Contingent Magazine/The Mark Twain House & Museum
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women, gender, religion, Catholicism, religious conversion, intellectual history, New England, antebellum United States, the self, pedagogy, Gilded Age, academic labor
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Recent Publications

“Don’t We Have to Judge People By The Standards Of Their Time?” Contingent Magazine, January 25, 2020.

“What is Revisionist History?” Contingent Magazine, August 8, 2019

“American Catholics and ‘The Use and Abuse of Reading’,” Religion and American Culture 29, no. 1 (2019): 36–64

“When Leaving Academe, Which Research Projects Do You Leave Unfinished?” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7, 2019

“How Much Money Do Historians Make From Their Writing?” Contingent Magazine, March 17, 2019

“How Ph.D.s Romanticize the ‘Regular’ Job Market” Chronicle of Higher Education, January 8, 2019

“Before You Write a Cover Letter for a Nonfaculty Job, Try This Exercise” Chronicle of Higher Education, September 18, 2018

“What It’s Like to Search for Jobs Outside of Academe” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 8, 2018

“Parenting for the ‘rough places’ in antebellum America,” Common-place, Spring 2018

“You’re Not Just Leaving Academe, You’re Leaving Your Students” Chronicle of Higher Education, May 14, 2018

“Why Your Advice for Ph.D.s Leaving Academe Might Be Making Things Worse” Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2018

“Why Everybody Loses When Someone Leaves Academe” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 15, 2018

With Sarah Brown, “She Wrote a Farewell Letter to Colleagues. Then 80,000 People Read It.” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 15, 2018

“A group of Catholics has charged Pope Francis with heresy. Here’s why that matters.” with William S. Cossen, Washington Post, October 16, 2017

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Literary History, Pedagogy, Public History, Religion