Academic interests

Public History, Material Culture, North America to 1850


  • H105 American History to 1865
  • H425 Undergraduate Public History Internship
  • H542 Introduction to Public History
  • H547 Historic Site Interpretation
  • H548 Historic Administration


In the Looking Glass: Mirrors and Identity in Early America. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017.

Introduction to Public History: Interpreting the Past, Engaging Audiences. Rowman and Littlefield Press, 2017. Co-authored with Cherstin Lyon and Elizabeth Nix.

"Selling Mr. Coffee: Gender and the Branding of a Kitchen Appliance," Winterthur Portfolio, Winter 2012.

“A Historical Time Line of Indicators of Oppression.” Chapter 2 of Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework,” co-authored with Lynn Weber. Oxford University Press, 2010.