I’m a third-year DPhil student in American History at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. I hold the postgraduate studentship at the Rothermere American Institute; I’m also an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. My thesis is a study of power, thought, and culture among patriot elites in the 1780s. I’m also running a conference on Charles Beard and his legacy, at the RAI in April 2013.
As well as here, I write occasionally for the United States Intellectual History blog, Prospect (UK), 49th Parallel, and Reviews in History. I’m also an editor at the Oxonian Review, which allows me to write about all sorts of things. I wrote a chapter on Fallout 3 and irony in the forthcoming book, Playing with the Past. The most whacked-out conference paper I’ve ever given was on Historical Realism at the “Failure of History” conference in Nottingham, 2012.