Research Interests:

  • aerospace and aviation history; gender and women's history; military history; history of technology and science; social history.

His current project, Flying While Black, investigates the slow pace of racial integration in the airline cockpit from the Civil Rights Era to the present.

Broadly speaking I'm a social and cultural historian of technology, with a narrower focus on aviation history. This means I study how people interact with technology, not just the nuts and bolts of airplanes. I'm particularly interested in how gender, race, and class play out in technology and society.

Past Affiliations
Women's Studies, History
BA, Western Michigan University, History
PhD, University of Delaware, American History and History of Technology