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First Name
Last Name
Footnoting History
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Public History, Podcasting, Biography, Medieval England, Plantagenet England, 19th-century France, Napoleonic France, Henry II of England, Henry the Young King of England, British Royals, Josephine Bonaparte, Hortense de Beauharnais, Bonaparte Family
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Personal Info

About Me

I am a New York-based public historian, podcaster, writer, and editor. After receiving my BA and MA from Fordham University in history, I was a founding member of the podcast Footnoting History. Since its inception I have served as its Assistant Producer in addition to my hosting and social media duties. I am dedicated to the dissemination of scholarly history to the public through the mediums of podcasting, social media, and blogging.

My research specialties include Napoleonic France (with a focus on life during the First Empire and biographies of the members of the Bonaparte family) and Plantagenet England under Henry II and his sons.

I am also a trained performer and member of both SAG-AFTRA and AEA.

Recent Publications

Footnoting History: a podcast where I regularly add to the Revolutionary France Series. Other episodes include Anne Neville and the Wars of the Roses, Jumbo the Elephant, A Royal Son: Henry the Young King, and The Murder of Sweden’s King Gustav III. (2013-present)

Independent Scholars Meet the World: Expanding Academia beyond the Academy, a collection of essays co-edited with Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge about scholars from a wide range of fields who use their advanced degrees outside of the traditional classroom or lab. (University Press of Kansas, 2020)

Barrow, Blanche (1 Jan. 1911–24 Dec. 1988), an entry for American National Biography about Blanche Caldwell Barrow, outlaw and associate of Bonnie and Clyde. (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Transferring Colleges, Finding Success, a guest blog post for Strategy Girl that explores how changing institutions can open a whole new – better – world. (August 2019)

Rethinking Your Day Job, a guest blog post for Strategy Girl that answers the question, what small, free steps can a person take to redefine themselves by the job they wish was paying their bills? (April 2019)

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: Napoleon’s Unwanted Sister-in-Law, a guest blog post for History is Now linking Jerome Bonaparte’s marriage to an American to the foundation of the FBI. (July 2018)

#PodcastingHistory: a series of guest blog posts by independent academic historians who host podcasts for the public, in which they discuss their research and creation processes for their episodes. (February-May 2018)

Media Coverage
Review Episode of Tales from the Fandom Podcast (July 2021); Episodes 43 and 44 of Thank You, Five podcast; Episode 68 of Wonders of the World Podcast (July 2020); Episode 149 of Tales from the Fandom Podcast (July 2019); Episode 62 of Hour of History Pod
Country Focus
England, France
Expertise by Geography
England, France, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, 18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Public History