I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign studying Modern Conservatism in the Global Midwest. My dissertation tentatively titled, "Rust-Belt Conservatism: Reassessing the Problem of the American Right," examines how conservative Midwesterners through their reactions to economic and cultural changes influenced the transformation of partisan politics in the United States.
- U.S. Political History
- History of Modern Conservatism
- History of Capitalism
- Urban History
My research focuses on the relationship between the "culture wars" and political economy in the United States from the 1960s through the 1990s. In particular, I study issues including abortion, income inequality, "welfare reform," deindustrialization, and the rise of the carceral state to better understand the transformation of our political culture.
- B.A. - American University, 2013
- Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies - American University, 2013
- Departmental Fellowship, History Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
- Research Travel Grant, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, 2015
- Departmental Fellowship, History Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013
- Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant, History Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015
- Instructor, Technology and Western Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Spring 2016
- Instructor, U.S. and the World Since 1917, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 2015