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Assistant Professor of History Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2013-present)
Lecturer in American History University of Glasgow (2011-2012)


The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Ph.D. in History (August 2011)
Dissertation Title: “Towns in Mind: Urban Plans, Political Culture, and Empire in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1722”

The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
M.A. in History (2006)

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK
B.A. Honours in Modern History [1st Class] (2004)


Dartmouth Conference Grant – The Legacies of 1619 (2015)

Folger/American Historical Society Fellowship, Folger Library, Washington, D.C. (2013)

Robert L. Middlekauff Fellowship, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (2012)

Gilder-Lehrman Research Fellowship, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation [declined] (2011)

Reves Center for International Studies, International Research Grant (2010)

Bicknell Scholarship, National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims (2009)

Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship, Virginia Historical Society (2009)


“Bacon’s Rebellion” in Trevor Burnard, ed. Oxford Bibliographies in Atlantic History (online), 2015.

“Annapolis Aflame: Richard Clarke’s ‘Rebellion’ and the Imperial Urban Vision in Maryland, 1704-1708,” William and Mary Quarterly 71:3 (July 2014): 361-400.

“‘Like a Wild Desart’: Building a Contested Urban Sensescape in the Atlantic World” in Robert Beck, Ulrike Krampl, and Emmanuelle Retaillaud-Bajac, eds., Les Cinq Sens de la Ville: Du Moyen Âge à Nos Jours (Tours: Presses Universitaires François-Rabelais, 2013), 369-81.

“‘What town’s this Boy?’ English Civic Politics, Virginia’s Urban Debate, and Aphra Behn’s The Widow Ranter,” Atlantic Studies 8.3 (September 2011): 279-99.

“Candlesticks and Cockney Feasts: The Atlantic Politics of Urban Space in 1680s Jamestown,” essay forthcoming in Julia King and Hank Lutton, eds. Urbanism in the Colonial Chesapeake (University of Florida Press, 2016)


“Cities in the Air”: The Urban Catalyst in the Forging of Plantation Society. *Monograph in progress

“Introduction” in Empires of the Senses: Sensory Practices of Colonialism in Early America – co-edited volume with Daniela Hacke (Freie Universität, Berlin) (Brill, 2016)

“The Corporate Political Identity of Eighteenth-Century Norfolk” solicited for journal Early American Studies

“City Planning in the Colonial Chesapeake” solicited for Journal of Planning History

“Introduction” and “Commerce, Virtue, and the Birth of Private Plantations” in Democracy and Diversity, Slavery and Freedom: The Legacies of 1619 – co-edited volume with James Horn (Historic Jamestowne)

Plantation: From Public Project to Private Enterprise *Monograph in progress


“Cities and the Political Economy of the Plantation System” (Nov. 2015)

Global Cities: Political Economy – AHRC sponsored symposium
Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro

“The Corporate Political Identity of Eighteenth-Century Norfolk” Port Cities of the Early Modern World, 1500-1800 (Nov. 2015)

McNeil Center for Early American Studies
University of Pennsylvania

“The County Community in the Early Stuart Empire” (June 2015)

OIEAHC Annual Conference
Loyola University of Chicago

“Early Modern Cities and the Rise of the Plantation Complex” (Dec. 2014)

Matariki Humanities Colloquium on the Pre-Modern World
University of Otago, New Zealand.

“Imagined Cities and the Construction of Plantation Space in the English Atlantic” (Sept. 2014)

12th International Conference on Urban History
Lisbon, Portugal

“The Rise and Fall of Corporate Virginia: Civic Politics in a Tobacco Boom, 1615-1624” (May 2013)

Alternative States: Cities, Companies, and Corporations in the Making of Global Britain
UC Berkeley Center for British Studies

“Urbanity and Political Crisis in England and Virginia during the 1680s” (June 2012)

OIEAHC Annual Conference
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

“Politics, Ceremony, and City Planning in the Colonial Chesapeake” (Nov. 2011)

The 14th National Conference on Planning History
Baltimore, MD

“Like a Wild Desart’: Building a Contested Urban Sensescape in the Atlantic World” (May 2011)

The Five Senses of the City: From the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Period
Université François-Rabelais de Tours, Tours, France

“Williamsburg’s Coronation: Politics, Ceremony, and the City in Colonial Virginia” (Mar. 2011)

Virginia Forum, “Different Virginias”
Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

“Lord Baltimore’s ‘Lesser Common-wealths’: Town-Founding and the Politics of a Proprietary Colony, 1658-1689” (Sept. 2010)

British Group in Early American History Conference

“Towns in Mind: Debating Urbanisation and Empire in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1650-1750” (Mar. 2010)

Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Spring Academy

“Contesting Cohabitation: Reconsidering the Debate over Towns in the Chesapeake, 1652-1710” (Nov. 2009)

“The Early Chesapeake: Reflections and Projections”

St. Mary’s City, MD

“What town’s this, Boy?’ Virginia’s Town Troubles, English Politics, and Aphra Behn’s The Widow Ranter” (Mar. 2009)

William and Mary Research Symposium, Williamsburg, VA


Dartmouth College

HIST 9.1: Empires & Colonies in North America, 1500-1763 HIST 11: The Age of the American Revolution
HIST 1: Turning Points in American History
HIST 7: Founding Colonies in Seventeenth-Century America

University of Glasgow

History 2AM: Society, Culture, & Politics in North America
History Honours: City and Countryside in American Life to 1900
History Honours: Empires and Colonies in the Atlantic World, 1640-1763

The College of William and Mary

History 121: US History to 1877


To Dartmouth:

College Representative to Matariki Humanities Network Undergraduate Research Sub-Committee
Curriculum Sub-Committee
History Department Secretary


American Historical Association
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture