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- University of Texas at El Paso
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- law, governance, urban, social, cultural, local, material culture, policing, gender, space
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- About Me
- My research is focused on law, culture, and society in eighteenth-century British North America with interests in the history of governance, institutions, material culture, urban spaces, and gender.
My current book project examines the work of the nightly watch—a method of local-level policing—in the context of an empire in crisis. I utilize an exceptional archive of materials composed by Boston’s night watch to demonstrate the multi-dimensional nature of peacekeeping prior to the advent of modern scientific policing principles. Each chapter examines the everyday work of the watch alongside critical events of the 1750s to 1790s to illuminate how local authorities contended with internal and external forces that shaped their methods of governing.
I am interested in joining panels/discussions on legal history, gender, history of surveillance and policing, society and culture, urban life, space, governance, and general topics in early America.
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- Country Focus
- United States
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, England, North America, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
- Expertise by Topic
- American Revolution, American Founding Era, Gender, Government, Indigenous Peoples, Law, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Rebellion & Revolution, Urban History, Women