Personal Statement:

My research focuses on the circulation, transfer, and adaptation of agricultural ideas between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1920s and 1930s. In particular, I am interested in how American agricultural expertise impacted the Soviet agricultural reconstruction in the 1920s and how this experience, in turn, effected American agricultural policies during the New Deal.

Teaching Fields:

U.S. History, Food History, Agricultural History

Awards & Professional Activities:

2015 History Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

2015 Kenneth Mouré and Sara Norquay Graduate Study Award, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Research Grant, Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Barbara

2014 All-UC Economic History Research Grant, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

2014 Darcy Ruth Ritzau Graduate Student Award, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

2011 Wayne Stanford Scholarship, Washington State University

2011 Graduate Student Travel Grant, Washington State University

2010-2012 Fulbright Award (Fulbright Graduate Student’s Program, Master’s Degree at Washington State University)