I am a historian of the 19th century United States, and I specialize in the broad Civil War era, the memory of the Civil War in American culture, and American women's history. I am also the program chair of social sciences studies, and I work with students interested in teacher certification in history and the social sciences.
Office Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 12:15-1:45
Areas of Expertise
- Women's Issues
EducationPhD, Indiana University, 2009
MA, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000
BA, Knox College, 1998
Research InterestsMy book on the women of abolitionist John Brown's history, The Tie That Bound Us: The Brown Women and Radical Antislavery, will be published by Cornell University Press in August 2013. I am working on an article about John Brown's children in southern California in the late 19th century and about how their lives intersected with memory of the Civil War. I am also in the beginning stages of a book-length project about abolitionist ideas about emancipation before, during, and after the Civil War.
Contact InformationPhone: 217-581-6362