I am a US historian of public policy, the history of capitalism, and the US and the World. I am fascinated by the United States development within the global economy. My current research examines U.S. trade interdependence and network growth with Asia from the nineteenth century to the onset of World War II.

Selected Publications:

“Alexander Del Mar: Free Trade and the Chinese Question,” Southern California Quarterly 94.3 (Fall 2012): 304-345.

Courses Taught:

History 9 – Historical Investigations, Methods, and Skills
History 174Q – Poverty, Inequality, & Social Justice Capstone Seminar
History 17A – The American People, 1492-1820
History 17B – The American People, 1820-1920
History 17C – WWI to the Present
History 2B – World History, 1000CE to 1700 CE
History 4C – History of Western Civilizations
History 8 – Intro to Latin American History
Writing 2 – Introduction to Academic Writing


Awards & Professional Activities:

2019       Robert L. Kelley Fellowship, UCSB History Associates
2019      John Coleman Award, UCSB History Associates
2019      UCSB Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship
2018       H.B. Du Pont Fellowship, Center for the History
of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley
Museum and Library
2018       Van Gelderen Graduate Fellowship,
UCSB History Dept
2018       Hagley Exploratory Research Grant
2018       UCSB History Department Dissertation Fellowship
2017       Silas-Palmer Fellowship, Hoover Institute &
Library, Stanford University
2017       UCSB History Associates Fellowship
2017-18  Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
Doctoral Fellowship
2017       UCSB Humanities & Social Sciences Research Grant
2017       Chandler Travel Grant, Business History Conference
2015       Frank and Amanda Frost Prize, UCSB Hist. Dept.
2013-14 Tuition Fellowship, UCSB Hist. Dept.
2013       Graduate Fellowship for Research and Creative
                Activities. CSUN, Graduate Studies, Research, and
                International Programs.
2012       Thesis Support Funding Award
                CSUN, Graduate Studies, Research, and
                International Programs.
2012       Best Graduate Paper, CSUN History Department.
2011-12  CSU Dumke Fellowship, CSU Chancellor’s Award

Trans-Pacific Values: The United States and the Regional Economy of the Pacific, 1900-1941Alice O'Connor