Assistant Professor of History



My scholarship explores the entangled histories of gender, labor, sexuality, urban life, and technology in Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century Britain and the British Empire. My current research focuses on the development of the British telegraph and telephone networks in order to better understand the cultural impact of telecommunications workers on London, the nation, and the empire. I am also at the beginning stages of investigating the ways in which early BBC radio broadcasting mediated between various normative and subcultural constituencies in the interwar period.I received my PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 2013. I have received an MA in Gender, Sexuality, and Culture from the University of Manchester in 2005 and an MA in History from Johns Hopkins University in 2009. I received my BA from Dalhousie University in 2001.


  • HIST 461, The Rise and Fall of the British Empire

  • HIST 492 Capstone, The Making and Breaking of Gay and Lesbian History

  • HIST 335 Modern Britain

  • HIST 101 Western Civilization: The European World, 1500 to the Present