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 indebtedness in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

This work has been supported by the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship, the John E. Rovensky Fellowship in U.S. Business and Economic History, and the Cromwell Fellowship from the American Society for Legal History. Two articles drawn from my research have appeared in the Journal of American History and History of the Present.

I am an assistant professor of legal studies at the University of Illinois Springfield. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University at Buffalo School of Law and a graduate fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University.