Fields of Interest: Tudor/Stuart England, Regency England, Colonial and Federal America, Popular Culture
Academic Biography: B.A. College of William and Mary '06, M.A. College of William and Mary '09
Awards: 2009 Distinguished Thesis in the Humanities for "Dance, Dance, Revolution: the Function of Dance in American Politics 1763-1800."
Field Exams: Tudor/Stuart England (with Dale Hoak)
American History to 1815 (with Paul Mapp)
American History 1815 to the present (with Carol Sheriff and Charlie McGovern)
Popular Culture (with James Whittenburg)
Dissertation: "Ballroom Politics: Dance as a Partisan Activity in the Anglo-American Tradition, 1750-1830" (working title). I will expand the scope of my thesis to include the Seven Years' War, the War of 1812, and contentious presidential races in the early Republic. I will also examine the experience of dance in Britain in search of a parallel movement.