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University of Pennsylvania
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Early America
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About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the University of Pennsylvania. I hold an M.A. from Penn as well as a B.A. in History and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture from the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities.


My primary research interests center on race, bodies, and religion in borderland spaces in Colonial & Early America. My dissertation, Bodies of Empire: The Political, Religious, and Corporeal Makings of Subjecthood in Seventeenth-Century New England, connects my scholarly interests by looking at transformations of race, empire, and colonial rule for English and Native peoples in seventeenth-century Massachusetts. Bodies of Empire, which spans across the Atlantic, is as much a story of a new world as it is a story about a revoked charter, a popish conspiracy, a glorious revolution, a failed dominion, and the remaking of colonial English subjecthood. Beneath it all, my dissertation tells the story of how Early Modern English scientists, preachers, and politicians spent a century engaging with ideas on bodily difference and religious belonging to ultimately construct Nativeness as a category wholly incompatible with English subjecthood.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Indigenous Peoples, Race, Religion, Science