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First Name
Last Name
Siena College
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American south, nineteenth century, French Atlantic, Atlantic, Age of Revolutions, slavery.
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About Me

I am the McCormick Center postdoctoral fellow in Revolutionary Era studies at Siena College. My current manuscript uses the life of Achille Murat, nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte and planter in territorial Florida, to examine the transatlantic connections between the U.S. South and the Bonapartist Empire, and the transnational dynamics of racial exploitation and imperialism committed by young white republics after the Age of Revolutions. I have presented my work at a number of academic conferences including the Southern Historical Association, the Florida Historical Society, the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies, and the British American Nineteenth Century Historians’ Association.

Recent Publications

“White House barriers show we have forgotten the history behind Lafayette Square.” The Washington Post, June 7, 2020.

“Challenging Lafayette’s Legacy: Race and Republicanism in France and the United States.” Age of Revolutions, “Race and Revolution” series (April 2018).

“Napoleonic and Southern Empires of Liberty on the Florida Borderlands: the case of Achille Murat.” The Latin Americanist 61, no. 4, special edition in honor of Richmond Brown (December 2017), 613- 627.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States, France.
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, France, United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Founding Era, Capitalism, Colonialism, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery