I work on colonial North America and the Atlantic World with particular interests in political economy and the history of money. My current project examines the role government-issued financial instruments played in transforming early American politics and society from the mid-seventeenth century to the revolutionary era.
Research and Teaching Interests:
- Early America
- Atlantic World
- History of Capitalism
- History of Money
- Early Modern England
- U.S. History
A Revolutionary Currency: Money, Sovereignty, and the Origins of American Independence
“The Blood That Nourishes the Body Politic: The Origins of Paper Money in Early America,” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 17, Issue 1 (Winter 2019): 1-36.
“America’s First Economic Stimulus Package: Paper Money and the Body Politic in Colonial Pennsylvania, 1715-1730,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Vol. 83, No. 4 (October 2016): 529-557.
*Received the Robert Grant Crist Prize for best article by a graduate student in Pennsylvania History
Honors and Professional Activities:
NEH Fellowship, The Huntington Library, 2019-2020
MHS-NEH Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2019-2020 (declined)
Shotwell Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, Boston University, 2016-2017
W.B.H. Dowse Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015-2016
Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Short-Term Fellowship, The Library Company of Philadelphia, 2015-2016