Research Interest/Area of Expertise
Early Modern Europe, Modern Europe, and Colonial America
My doctoral research and dissertation examines the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in printed literature and media; particularly how the event challenged religious identity and shaped the construction of English citizenship at moments of political and religious crisis during the Stuart Dynasty.
Fields of Study: Tudor/Stuart England; Protestant/Catholic Reformations; Cultural and Religious Identity in Early Modern England and France; Shakespearean History; Radicalism and Reform in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain; the First and Second World Wars.
Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications
- Doctoral Candidate, Wayne State University, 2010
- Master of Arts, History, George Mason University, 2006
- Graduate, International Summer School, University of Cambridge, 2005
- Bachelor of Arts, History, George Mason University 2004
- Associate of Arts, Northern Virginia Community College (2001)
Awards and Grants
Alfred H. Kelley Awardee (2012)
Thomas C. Rumble Fellow (2008)
"The Tower of Babylon: The Creation of Identity in the Aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot," The Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies (2011).
"Liberty Hangs at Fort Detroit: The Trial and Execution of Jean Contencineau," Revolutionary Detroit: Portraits in Political and Cultural Change, 1760-1805 (2009).
HIS 1300: Europe and the World, 1500 - 1945 3 Credit Hours Winter 2017
HIS 1300: Europe and the World, 1500 - 1945 3 Credit Hours Spring 2016
HIS 1300: Europe and the World, 1500 - 1945 3 Credit Hours Summer 2016
HIS 1300: Europe and the World, 1500 - 1945 3 Credit Hours Winter 2016
Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught
Online Credentialing Certification, Schoolcraft College (2013)
Historic Preservation and Museum Studies Certification, Northern Virginia Community College (2005)