Personal Statement:

I work on early America, the Atlantic world, and the history of capitalism. I specialize in early American political economy, with a particular interest in histories of money and currency. My current project is a transdisciplinary study of public money in British North America from its origins in the 1690s to its demise in the aftermath of the American Revolution. 

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Early America
  • Atlantic World
  • History of Capitalism
  • History of Money
  • Early Modern England
  • U.S. History

Current Projects:

Revolutionary Currency: The Reinvention of Money in Early America

Selected Publications:

“The Blood That Nourishes the Body Politic: The Origins of Paper Money in Early America,” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal Vol. 17, Issue 1 (Winter 2019): 1-36.

“America’s First Economic Stimulus Package: Paper Money and the Body Politic in Colonial Pennsylvania, 1715-1730,” Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies Vol. 83, No. 4 (October 2016): 529-557.

*Received the Robert Grant Crist Prize for best article by a graduate student in Pennsylvania History

Honors and Professional Activities:

NEH Fellowship, The Huntington Library, 2019-2020

MHS-NEH Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2019-2020 (declined)

Shotwell Dissertation Fellowship, Department of History, Boston University, 2016-2017

W.B.H. Dowse Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015-2016

Program in Early American Economy and Society (PEAES) Short-Term Fellowship, The Library Company of Philadelphia, 2015-2016