Her research combines the history of science and technology and migration studies by focusing on "highly skilled" migrants.

Keywords: U.S. immigration history, history of science & technology, memory studies

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.


  • U.S. History
  • Public History
  • Southern History
  • History of Technology

My current research focuses on the immigration history of migrants with “special skills.”

Past Affiliations

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

PhD Student, Department of American Studies, Division of International & Interdisciplinary 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