I am a historian of the United States, with interests in law, cultural history, and the history of capitalism. My current research considers how Americans debated the moral boundaries of debt and speculation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This work has been supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship, the John E. Rovensky Fellowship, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University, and other institutions. Two articles drawn from my research have appeared in the Journal of American History and History of the Present.

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo.