Personal Statement:

My research focuses on the circulation 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, affected American agricultural policies during the New Deal.

Selected Publications:

2018 – “The American Tractor Unit and Agricultural Reconstruction in Soviet Russia, 1922- 1923,” in Anthony J. Heywood, Julia Lajus, and Scott W. Palmer, eds., Science, Technology, Environment, and Medicine in Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922 (under review)

2017 – Review: William Winders, Grains (2016) in Food, Culture & Society 20, no. 3 (2017): 555-556.

2017 – “The 1917 Revolution and American Food Aid to Europe, 1917-1920,” CLIO-2017, Published Conference Materials, April 2017

Teaching Fields:

Russian History, U.S. History, Food History, Agricultural History, History of Technology

Courses Taught:

Fall-Spring 2018-19 – Writing 2 – Academic Writing (Teaching Associate)

Summer 2018 – H135C – History of Russia: 1917 to Present (Instructor of Record)

Fall-Spring 2017-18 – Writing 2 – Academic Writing (Teaching Associate)

Summer 2017 – H193F – Food in World History (Instructor of Record)

Spring 2013 – Fall 2015 – 17A/B/C “The American People: 1492-Present” (Teaching Assistant)

 

Awards & Professional Activities:

2018 History Associates Graduate Student Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara

2016 History Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara

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)

 

Presentations

2018 “See how we do it:” American-Soviet Exchange of Agricultural Ideas from 1919 to 1955, The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Conference, June 21- 23

2018 “Russian “Americans:” Soviet Agricultural Scholars’ Visits to the United States, 1921- 1935”, The Agricultural History Conference, May 24-26

2017 Harold Ware and the Agricultural Reconstruction of Soviet Russia, 1921-1929, Transatlantic History Graduate Student Organization, University of Texas, Arlington, October 19-21

2017 “Bolshevism cannot be stopped by food:” American Food Aid to Europe, 1919-1923, One Hundred Years Later: The Russian Revolution and Its Consequences, UC Berkeley, October 6-7

2017 Soviet Agricultural Economists’ Perceptions of American Agriculture in the 1920s, Guest Lecture, Russian State University for the Humanities, April 17, 2017

2017 The 1917 Revolution and American Food Aid to Europe, 1917-1920, CLIO-2017, April 5, 2017, RGASPI, Moscow, Russia

2015 “Food and War in the United States, 1860-1918,” Lecture, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Santa Barbara

2011 “Anti-Intellectual Discourse in Historical Narratives of the 1950s,” Fourth Annual U.S. Intellectual History Conference