Liam is currently working on a master's thesis regarding Charleston, South Carolina's "tea parties" of 1773 and 1774. He will try to gauge to what extent crowd activity endowed non-gentry groups--particularly the city artisans--with an enhanced degree of de facto authority. Liam graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in May 2002. In the Spring semester of his third year at Madison, Liam studied at the University of Salamanca, in Salamanca, Spain. Now in his first year of the doctoral program at William and Mary, Liam, in between papers, misses his Airedale Terrier, Walter, and dreams of San Sebastian and his father's lasagne. A lifelong fan of the New York Mets, Liam thanks his parents for his loyalty to team and Bill Buckner, for everything else.