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University of Oklahoma
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Early America, American Revolution, Women's History, Gender History, Military Occupation, Household and Domesticity
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About Me

I’m a historian of early North America and the Atlantic World, specializing in women’s and gender history, the era of the American Revolution, and public history. I’m currently an assistant professor of history at the University of Oklahoma and earned my PhD from American University in Washington, DC.

My current book project examines gender, domestic space, and military occupation during the American Revolution. Centering the urban household, I analyze how the disruptive experiences of war and occupation disordered household racial and gender hierarchies, and argue that these experiences contributed to emergent notions of domestic privacy in the new American nation. My research has been supported by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the New York Public Library, and the David Library of the American Revolution. 


Recent Publications

Mastering Charleston: Property and Patriarchy in British-Occupied Charleston, 1780-82,” William & Mary Quarterly 75, no. 4 (October 2018).

Awarded the 2018 Richard L. Morton Award for a distinguished WMQ article by a graduate student

Awarded the 2019 Nupur Chaudhuri First Article Prize by Coordinating Council for Women in History


Blog Posts:

Women also Know Loyalists,” Borealia Early Canadian History.

Women also Know Revolution,Borealia Early Canadian History.

Domestic Tranquility: Privacy and the Household in Revolutionary America,” Uncommon Sense—The Blog, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.


Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Gender, Military, Public History, Women