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Ph.D., History

Yale University

Dissertation: "Past and Prologue: History Culture and the American Revolution"

Committee: Joanne B. Freeman, Steven Pincus, Benjamin H. Irvin


M.Phil., History

Yale University

Examination Fields: Early America to 1812 (Freeman); Early Modern Britain and its Empire, 1603-1783 (Pincus); US History, 1812-1877 (Rugemer)


B.A., History

The City College of New York

Advisors: Edwin G. Burrows, Darren M. Staloff, Carol Berkin



Borough of Manhattan Community College



“‘As Serves our Interest best’: Political Economy and the Logic of Popular Resistance in New York City, 1765-1775,” New York History: A Quarterly Journal. [forthcoming, early 2017]


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson, Volume 1: 1740-1766, ed. John W. Tyler, in The New England Quarterly 87, no. 4 (December 2014): 752-4.

Review: Ned C. Landsman, Crossroads of Empire: The Middle Colonies in British America, Essays in History 54 (2012).


Ideas and Movements that Shaped America: From the Bill of Rights to “Occupy Wall Street,” eds. Scott Stabler and Michael Green (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO, 2015), s.v., Separation of Church and State.”

Encyclopedia of Populism in America, eds. Alexandra Kindell and Elizabeth S. Demers  (Greenwood: ABC-CLIO, 2013), s.v., “Thomas Jefferson.”

The George Washington Digital Encyclopedia (online), (Alexandria, Va.: Mount Vernon Estate, 2012), s.v., “William Livingston,” “New York, NY,” and “Newburgh Conspiracy.”


Chapter 5: The American Revolution,” in American Yawp (online open-access textbook).

When Benjamin Franklin Came Home: A Look at the Media Coverage of His Return,” The Readex Report 9, no. 1 (February 2014).

“’We have not yet lost Sight of the Object’: The ‘Letter to the Inhabitants of Great Britain’ and the Continental Congress’s Last Gasp Efforts At Reconciliation,” in Keno Auction catalogue, 2013.

The Historiography of the American Revolution,” Journal of the American Revolution (August 2013).

Conference Presentations


“Pushing the Boundaries of History and the ‘Digital World,’” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference, New York, NY, May 13, 2016.

Is There Still a Place for Ideas in Early American History: A Roundtable on the Future of Early American Intellectual History,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History 2015 Conference, Washington D.C., October 18, 2015.

Early American Worlds: A State of the Field Conversation,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, April 17, 2015.


“‘Banished to the woods of America’: Reimagining the Colonial Past in the Early Republic,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar Conference, New York, NY, May 1, 2015.

“‘Improving the Minds of Our Fellow Citizens’: The Independent Reflector and Print as a Form of Institution-Building in British America,” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, New York, NY, November 1, 2012. [canceled due to hurricane]

Contesting Authority: Cultural Politics and Imperial Anglicanism in the Middle Colonies, 1747-1759,” Conference on New York State History (NYSHA), Niagara, NY, June 15, 2012.

“’Every wealthy Dunce is loaded with Honours’: William Livingston’s Cultural Imperative and the Anglophone Enlightenment in Colonial New York City, 1747-1770,” Researching New York Conference, Albany, NY, November 18, 2011.

Invited Talks

JuntoCast Live!” Fall 2016 “Humanities in the Public Square” NEH Lecture Series, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, October 7, 2016.

Chronicles: Stories from Early America, digital history project, Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, May 4, 2015.

Solving a 239-Year Old Mystery about the Authorship of a Long-Lost Continental Congress Document,” “An Evening at the Morris-Jumel Mansion,” The Archivists’ Round Table of Metropolitan New York, New York, NY, January 30, 2014.

Their history as a part of ours”: Some Thoughts on British Historical Memory in Colonial and Revolutionary America, 1750-1776,” CUNY Early American Republic Seminar, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, April 12, 2013.


Aug 2013Present

Teaching Fellow

Yale University
  • HIST 116 The American Revolution, Prof. Joanne Freeman, 7 lectures, Fall 2013.
  • HIST 238 The Origins of the British Empire, Prof. Steven Pincus, Spring 2014.
  • HIST 127 U.S. Lesbian and Gay History, Prof. George Chauncey, Fall 2014.
  • HIST 119 The Civil War and Reconstruction, Prof. David Blight, 1 lecture, Spring 2015.
  • HIST 127 U.S. Lesbian and Gay History, Prof. George Chauncey, Fall 2016.
  • HIST 119 The Civil War and Reconstruction, Prof. David Blight, Spring 2017.
Sep 2015Present

Social Media Coordinator

Yale National Initiative

I manage the social media platforms and coordinate the organization-wide social media strategy. My duties include (but are not limited to): managing platforms, calendaring, content creation (video and photo editing), conducting video interviews, analyzing both social media and website analytics, etc... 

Jun 2012Aug 2015

Research Assistant

Papers of Benjamin Franklin

Performed research and basic editorial duties for a top-tier documentary editing project.

May 2011Aug 2011

Research Assistant

Research Foundation of CUNY

Research Assistant to Edwin G. Burrows.

May 2010Aug 2010

Research Assistant

Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Research Assistant to Edwin G. Burrows.

May 2009Aug 2009

College Assistant

Brooklyn College (CUNY)
May 2008Aug 2008

Stacks Manager

A. Phillip Randolph Memorial Library



W. B. H. Dowse Fellowship

Massachusetts Historical Society

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship

Library Company of Philadelphia

McNeil Fellow in Early American History

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Nancy Halverson Schless Fellowship

American Philosophical Society

Short-Term Fellowship

Fred W. Smith National Library at Mount Vernon

Klingenstein Fellowship

New-York Historical Society

Lapidus-OIEAHC Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellowship

Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture

Coffelt Fellowship

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation


Research Interests

Eighteenth-century America, American Revolution, political culture, intellectual history, print culture, historical memory, history of the book, the American Enlightenment, digital humanities.


Joanne B. Freeman

Steven Pincus

Benjamin H. Irvin

Rosemarie Zagarri