Encyclopedia Entries

Forthcoming: “Underground Railroad,” in Race and Ethnicity in America: From Pre-contact to Present, ed. Russell Lawson and Benjamin Lawson (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, September 2019)

Book Reviews

Forthcoming: Review of Sexton, Jay, A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History, in H-CivWar, H-Net Reviews.

Review of Pitcaithley, Dwight, ed., The U.S. Constitution and Secession: A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy, in H-FedHist, H-Net Reviews, February 18, 2019.

“The Dark Side of the American Revolution: A Review of Robert Parkinson’s The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution,” GC Advocate Vol. 28 No. 2, pp. 36-39, December 17, 2016

Online Publications

Forthcoming: “Teaching Fiction in Immigration History: Preparation for the Next Life, by Atticus Lish,” The Blog of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, 2019

  • Winner: 2019 Immigration and Ethnic History Society Annual Graduate Student Blog Competition

 “‘Within the Forms of Law’: Politics and Activism, 1850s and Today,” The Activist History Review, October 29, 2018

“Two Visions of Abolition and Emancipation: An OAH ‘State of the Field’ Roundtable,” Muster: Blog of the Journal of the Civil War Era, April 25, 2018

“‘Domestic Insurrections Amongst Us’: A Critical Historiography of Slave Flight in the American Revolution,” Activist History Review, July 7, 2017



credit: Josiah Ryan



2018                Research Assistant for Dr. Ann D’Ercole, New York University

2016-2017       Research Assistant for Professor James Oakes, The Graduate Center, CUNY

2014-2015       Research Assistant for Professor Scott Gac, Trinity College

2014                Researcher, Norwalk Historical Society, Norwalk, CT




updated February 2019