Curriculum Vitae

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Ph.D., American Studies, Yale University, May 2017

With Distinction

M. Phil., American Studies, Yale University, May 2012

M.A., American Studies, Yale University, May 2012

B.A., English and Religion, Dartmouth College, June 2007

Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


University of New Hampshire, Paul College of Business and Economics: Lecturer

August 2017 — Present

University of New Hampshire, Paul College of Business and Economics: Adjunct Instructor

August 2016 — June 2017

Lesley University: Adjunct Instructor

August 2015 — August 2016

Weber State University: Adjunct Instructor

January 2013 — June 2015


Fellow at Duke University Center for the History of Political Economy Summer 2017 Summer Institute

Henry F. May Fellowship, Society for US Intellectual History Fall 2015

Yale University Dissertation Fellowship Spring and Fall 2014

Henry S. McNeil Fellow, Yale University 2012-2013

Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature at the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library Summer 2012

James Raymond Goodrich Fellow, Yale University 2010-2011


Book Manuscripts:

The Common Man: Human Similarity and American Exceptionalism, 1776-1948

(under contract at the University of Pennsylvania Press)

Mapping Midwestern Minds: Essays on the Intellectual History of the Midwest, eds., Jon Lauck, Andrew Seal, Paul Murphy, Gleaves Whitney, Joseph Hogan (in press, Wisconsin Historical Society Press).

Articles in Journals and Edited Collections:

“Cleveland’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and Midwestern Racial Liberalism,” in Mapping Midwestern Minds (forthcoming).

“The Regrowth of American Thought,” Middle West Review 3.2 (Spring 2017), 1-19.

Book Reviews and Essays (selected):

Review of Marc-William Palen, The ‘Conspiracy’ of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle over Empire and Economic Globalisation, 1846-1896. Enterprise & Society 20.2 (June 2019): 523-525.

Review essay of Nancy Isenberg, White Trash and Joan C. Williams, White Working Class. Journal of American Studies 53.1 (February 2019): 280-286.

“How the University Became Neoliberal,” The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 8, 2018. Also online: < >

“What a Former Vice President Can Teach Democrats about Racial and Economic Inequality,” The Washington Post, Made by History < >

Review of David S. Brown, Moderates: The Vital Center of American Politics, From the Founding to Today. In The Chronicle Review. January 22, 2017. Also online: < >

“Freedom from Abstraction.” A review of Jeffrey Engel, ed., The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea and Harvey Kaye, The Fight for the Four Freedoms. Dissent. Fall 2016.

Review of Daniel Immerwahr, Thinking Small: The United States and the Lure of Community Development. Journal of Politics, Religion, and Ideology. 17.2 (2016): 321-323.

“Saul Bellow: Midwesterner or Chicagoan?” Middle West Review. A review of Zachary Leader, The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964 and Benjamin Taylor, ed., There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction of Saul Bellow. Middle West Review 2.2 (Spring 2016): 207-212.

National and University Service

Assistant Editor, US Intellectual History Blog, September 2018-Present

Faculty Senate, Representative for Economics, May 2018-Present

Member, Committee on Diversity and Inclusion in Paul College, September 2017-May 2018

Editorial Board, Studies in Midwestern History, March 2015-Present

Editorial Board, Middle West Review, April 2014-Present

Conference Planning Committee 2016-2017, Society for US Intellectual History, Ninth Annual Conference, “Histories of Memory, Memories of History,” October 26-29, 2017

Staff Blogger, US Intellectual History Blog, April 2014-Present

Conference Organizer and Session Moderator, February 2012, “On TV”: A Conference on Television at Yale University

Member, Working Group on Globalization and Culture, Yale University 2011-2012