I research, write, and teach about the United States in a global context with special emphases on human migration, science and technology, the U.S. South, popular culture, and public history.

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

Past Affiliations

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