No longer working at UCSB

Selected Publications:

Administering Freedom: The State of Emancipation after the Freedmen’s Bureau (UNC Press, 2022).

“People, not ‘Voices’ or ‘Bodies,’ Make History,” Jacobin (June 2021).

“Juneteenth Is About Freedom,” Jacobin (June 2021).

“The Southern Division: Freedpeople, Pensions, and Federal State Building in the Post-Confederate South,” in Revolutions and Reconstructions: Black Politics in the Long Nineteenth Century, ed. David Waldstreicher and Van Gosse (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020).

“From Radical Warrior to Lion in Winter,” Common Reader (May 2019).

“Pensions and Protest: Former Slaves and the Reconstructed American State,” Journal of the Civil War Era 7, no. 3 (September 2017): 425-445.