I received my Ph.D. in June 2016. My research explores how America’s conflicts with the Barbary States (Algiers, Morocco, Tripoli, and Tunis) from 1784-1815 shaped the development of the political party system, ideas about gender and race, and nationalism. My main field of study is the early U.S. republic, but I also specialize in gender & women’s history and U.S. foreign relations.
Diplomatic History, the flagship academic journal of American foreign relations, has published my article about the 1805-1806 visit of a Tunisian diplomat to the United States: “‘As Proud as Lucifer’: A Tunisian Diplomat in Thomas Jefferson’s America,” Diplomatic History 41, no. 1 (January 2017), 155-182.
I have also presented my research at the annual conferences of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR) and the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR).
I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for the Barbary conflicts with the public. Check out my lecture on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suCv5XqCXmA).