Academic interests

U.S. Social History (19th-20th Century), Class, Women, Family, Rural Life, Gender, Ohio River Valley, Tobacco Culture. Tudor/Stuart (England) and Medieval France.

Teaching

Wonder Bread & WASPS: A History of Class in the United States (HIST 421/AMST 303)

Awards

The Richard H. Collins Award, Kentucky Historical Society (2010)

Publications

The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series IV: Journalism and Other Writings: Volume I: Journalistic and Miscellaneous Writings, Associate Editor, forthcoming (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018); The Frederick Douglass Papers, Series III: Correspondence, Volume II: 1853-1865, Associate Editor, forthcoming (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017); “’Save Our Tobacco’: The End of the Federal Tobacco Program in the Central Ohio River Valley, 1980-2005,” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Spring 2016); “Cole Porter (1891-1964),” the “Efroymson Family” and “James F.D. Lanier (1800-1881),” entries, Indiana’s 200: The People Who Shaped the Character of the Hoosier State, (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015); “Tobacco,” entry, Alcohol and Drugs in North America: A Historical Encyclopedia (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2013); The 1950s--Evangelism: Telling the Story,” Faith in the City: The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, 1912-2012 (Indianapolis: IBJ Book Publishing, 2012); “Knowing about the Tobacco: Women, Burley, and Farming in the Central Ohio River Valley” Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Fall 2010); “Searching for Online Government Documents: One Graduate Student’s Experience,” Indiana Libraries (2010); “David Wallace, 1837-1840,” and “Albert G. Porter, 1881-1885,” entries, The Governors of Indiana (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006); “Murders, Mistresses and More: Further Thoughts on the Ancestry of Frances (Baldwin) Townshend-Jones-Williams,” The Virginia Genealogist (April-June 2006); several entries in The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994), and book reviews in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.