- In March 2019 I was invited to speak on a roundtable at the CUNY Graduate Center on teaching history during the age of Trump.
- In May 2018 I was invited to give a talk on my research titled “The Fugitive Slave Crisis and the Politics of Secession” at the Yale University Early American Historians Seminar.
In August I will give an invited talk on my research, titled “Stolen Bodies and Citizens: The Fugitive Slave Crisis and Secession,” at the CUNY Early Research Initiative Symposium.
For speaking engagements and other inquiries I can be reached via email.
“Common Ground: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early America,” Hosted by CUNY Early American Republic Seminar, New York, NY, May 11, 2018, Co-Organized with Alexander Gambaccini (Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Its Head in the City, Its Body in the Country: Rural Activism and the Fugitive Slave Crisis,” Brown University History Graduate Student Association Conference, Providence, RI, February 22-23, 2019 (forthcoming)
“The Fugitive Slave Crisis and the Politics of Secession,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference, Cleveland, OH, July 19-22, 2018
“Popular Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in Northern Communities, 1850-1860,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, April 12-14, 2018
“Connecting Slave Flight to the Political Discourse of the Secession Crisis, 1860-1861,” Stony Brook University History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Stony Brook, NY, April 7, 2018
“‘An Overt Act’: The Fugitive Slave Issue and the Political Discourse on Secession,” CUNY Graduate Center History Program Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 16, 2018
“Non-enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North, 1850-1861,” CUNY Graduate Center History Program Annual Conference, New York, NY, March 24, 2017
“‘Every Effort and Sacrifice:’ Reverend James W. C. Pennington and Community Improvement Activism in Hartford’s African American Community, 1840-1841,” Association for the Study of Connecticut History Annual Fall Conference, New Haven, CT, November 5, 2016
Panel Chair, “Interactions and Reactions in Abolition Movements,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Graduate Student Annual Conference, New York, NY, May 12, 2017
“Reinterpreting the Means and Meanings of Non-Enforcement of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law in the Rural North,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar, New York, NY, April 28, 2017
“I Began to Realize I Had Some Friends: Hardship, Resistance, Cooperation, and Community in Hartford’s African American Community, 1833-1841,” Trinity College American Studies Senior Projects and Senior Thesis Presentations, Hartford, CT, May, 5, 2016
Instructor of Record
Queens College, CUNY, 2017-present
- American History, 1607-1865
- American History, 1865-present
Trinity College, 2014-2015
American Studies Department
- Born in Blood: Violence and the Making of America
- American Slavery in Society and Culture
updated December 2018