I research and write about the twentieth century United States in a global context with special emphases on human migration, science and technology, nationalism, popular culture, and public history. Currently I am exploring the history, trajectory, and impact of immigration policies that favor migrants with nationally desired skills since the industrial revolution.

Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University

PhD Student, Department of American Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas (past)

PhD, University of Kansas, American Studies, 2009
MA, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universit├Ąt, Germany, American Studies, 1995
English, German, Standard
Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Society for the History of Technology
American Historical Association
The Organization of American Historians