I am an assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University, where I teach courses in American religious history. I hold previous degrees from Brigham Young University (BA, English and history), the University of Edinburgh (MSc, historical theology), and the University of Cambridge (MPhil, political thought and intellectual history; PhD, history), and I was a postdoctoral fellow with the University of Missouri’s Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy.
My manuscript-in-progress, tentatively titled American Nationalisms: Imagining Union in an Age of Revolutions, examines the local productions of nationalism between the American Revolution and the nullification crisis. While Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina serve as case studies, it aims to situate these debates within the broader Atlantic world.
My other interests includes Anglo-American political thought and culture between 1750 and 1900, liberal religion and social reform, the Transcendentalism movement, Mormonism, and the intersections between religion, culture, and politics in American history.
More background, my curriculum vitae, and summaries of my publications can be found at my website.