Eighteenth-century Britain, history of archaeology, history of art and architecture, history of environment, Anthropocene, history of science, gender and masculinity, historiography and theory.


  • eighteenth-century Britain, history of archaeology, history of art and architecture, environmental history, Anthropocene, history of science, historiography and theory, contemporary public art, oral history

My research focuses on the histories of the environment, sciences, art, and architecture. I am deeply committed to interdisciplinary, collaborative, and community engaged scholarship that bridges our understandings of our pasts with our contemporary experiences.

Skills and Expertise:

  • Social History
  • Historiography
  • Digital Humanities
  • Cultural History
  • Eighteenth-century
  • Environmental History
  • Public History
  • History of Science
  • Science History
  • Modern History


  • 18th Century
  • Gender
  • United Kingdom
European Studies, African American Studies, North American Studies, History, African Studies
PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, History, 2004
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1999
BA, Pennsylvania State University, History, 1997
british isles europe, southern europe, western digital humanities culture interdisciplinary art forms architecture history history history and appreciation of art history of science and technology oral history british history cultural history european history intellectual history seventeenth and eighteenth century studies anthropology archaeology environmental studies

Fellow, Royal Historical Society, 2020-present

Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London, 2011-present

IUPUI Research Trailblazers Award, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, 2013

Outstanding Academic Adviser, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts, Student Council, 2010

IU Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2011

IU Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2008

American Historical Association
North American Conference on British Studies
National Council on Public History
American Anthropological Association
Oral History Association
Royal Historical Society
Society of Antiquaries of London
American Geophysical Union