I work in the areas of museums and public history, urbanism, cultural landscape studies, and American popular culture.

Research Interests:

  • Cultural landscape studies
  • Urban history
  • Architecture
  • Public history and museums
  • Visual culture
  • American popular music
  • Indiana
  • Environmental history


  • 19th century
  • 20th century
  • Indiana History
  • U.S. History
  • Cultural History
  • Environment and Society
  • Historical Teaching and Practice
  • Public History and Memory
  • Urbanism and Architecture
North American Studies, History, Landscape Architecture
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Architectural History, 1991
AB, Harvard University, Folklore and Mythology, 1981