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University of Notre Dame
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disability, gender, medicine, social welfare, poverty, law, government, state-building, early America, 18th century, 19th century
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About Me

I’m a historian of early America and currently an Assistant Professor of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. My research focuses on disability, gender, medicine, social welfare, law, and government in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. I am currently writing a book about disability and civil rights around the time of the American Revolution.

Recent Publications

“‘To Board & Nurse a Stranger’: Poverty, Disability, and Community in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts.” Journal of Social History 53, 3 (Spring 2020): 716-741.

“Beyond Impairment: Recent Histories of Early American Disability.” History Compass 17, 4 (April 2019): e12528.

“Martha Ann Honeywell: Art, Performance, and Disability in the Early Republic.” Journal of the Early Republic 37, 2 (Summer 2017): 225-50.

“Revolutionary War Invalid Pensions and the Bureaucratic Language of Disability in the Early Republic.” Special Issue on Early American Disability Studies. Early American Literature 52, 1 (Spring 2017): 141-67.

“‘A Hand for the One-Handed’: Disabled User-Inventors and the Market for Assistive Technologies in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain.” In Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939, edited by Claire L. Jones. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017, pp. 93-113.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Art & Architectural History, Disability, Gender, Government, Law, Material Culture, Medicine, Military, Museums, Women