Curriculum Vitae

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Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Department of Legal Studies, University of Illinois Springfield, 2020-present.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2018-2020.
Ph.D., American Studies, 2018
Brown University


M.A. in History, 2011
University of Connecticut


B.A. in History, 2008
Loyola University Chicago
Grants and Fellowships
Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 2017-2018.
William Nelson Cromwell Early Career Fellowship, American Legal History Society, 2017-2018.
Interdisciplinary Opportunity Fellowship, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, 2017­-2018.
Declined; awarded Associated Graduate Fellow status
Graduate Fellowship, Cogut Center for the Humanities, Brown University, 2017-2018.
Deans’ Faculty Fellowship, Brown University, 2017-2018
John E. Rovensky Fellowship in U.S. Business and Economic History, University of Illinois Foundation, 2016-2017.
Albert J. Beveridge Grant, American Historical Association, 2016.
History Project Grant, Joint Center for History and Economics, Harvard University and King’s College, University of Cambridge, 2016.
Research Grant, Rockefeller Archive Center, 2015.
Research Grant, Roosevelt Institute, Franklin D.
Roosevelt Library and Museum, 2015.
Joukowsky Summer Research Grant, Brown University, 2015.
Awards and Honors
Louis Pelzer Memorial Award, for "The Natures of Capital," Organization of American Historians, 2017.
Bruce M. and Sondra Astor Stave Prize in Recent American History, University of Connecticut, 2010.
Publications: Books
Moral Debt in Modern America (under contract with University of Chicago Press)
Publications: Journal Articles
"The Domestication of Credit," History of the Present 9 (Fall 2019): 142-165.
“The Natures of Capital: Jewish Difference and the Decline of American Usury Law, 1910-1925,” Journal of American History 104 (March 2018): 863-878
“An Icon Adrift: The Modern Library in the 1990s,” Book History 15 (2012): 183-209.
Publications: Book Reviews
Review of City of Debtors: A Century of Fringe Finance, by Anne Fleming, H-Soz-u-Kult (July 2019).
"Finance Comes of Age," review of Reading the Market: Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America, by Peter Knight, and Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, by George Robb, Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 18 (January 2019): 137-140.
Review of Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era, by Thomas C. Leonard, Journal of Cultural Economy 10 (2017): 225-229.
Review of The Second Red Scare and the Unmaking of the New Deal Left, by Landon R.Y. Storrs, Essays in History (Fall 2014).
Public Scholarship
Editor, "Roundtable on Antisemitism," U.S. Intellectual History Blog, March 2019.
Researcher, Creating a New World: The Transatlantic Slave Trade, dir. Stanley Nelson 2018-2019.
Curator, with Rachel Knecht, “Arts and Charts: Picturing the American Economy in the Age of Panics,” Digital Exhibition, 2017.
Recent Presentations
"Debt and the Politics of Time," panel on "Governing Time in Nineteenth-Century America," Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Meeting, March 5, 2020.
"The Domestication of Credit: Gender and Finance in the United States, 1830-1930," Faculty Workshop, University at Buffalo School of Law, March 15, 2019.
“‘A Relation of Status and Not of Contract’: The Family Privilege in Nineteenth-Century Insolvency Law,’” panel on “Law, Family, and the Logics of Commodification,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 13, 2018.
Teaching Experience
University of Illinois Springfield
LES 501: Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies
Brown University
AMST 0190: American Capitalism and Its Critics (Writing Intensive)
CEAC 0915: The Wars Within: Patriotism, Protest, and Citizenship in Twentieth-Century America (School of Continuing Education)
Teaching Assistant
Brown University
ETHN 1000: Introduction to Ethnic Studies
HIST 0150: History of Capitalism
AMST 1010: Introduction to American Studies
AMST 1612D: Cities of Sound: Place and History in American Pop Music
University of Connecticut
HIST 1501: U.S. History 1600 to 1867
HIST 1502: U.S. History 1867 to present
Teaching Research Skills and Teaching English-Language Learners, Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning, Brown University, 2016.
Economic Workshop for Historians, Cornell University, 2016.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Institute, Brown University, 2013.
Intermediate Spanish course, The International Language Institute of Massachusetts, 2011.
University Service
Brown University
Representative, Graduate Student Senate, 2014-2015.
Representative, American Studies Graduate Consortium, 2014-2015.
First-Year Mentor, Department of American Studies, 2013-2014.
University of Connecticut
Member, Post-1945 U.S. History Search Committee, 2011.
Vice-President, History Graduate Student Association, 2010-2011.