- Ph.D., Global History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
- M.A., U.S. History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2009)
- B.A., History and Spanish, Eckerd College (2006)
I am a specialist on slavery and colonialism in the early modern Atlantic world, especially the British Caribbean. I teach courses in Atlantic and American history, including upper-level courses on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, Colonial America, and Caribbean history, as well as introductory courses on the history of North America and the United States. I am currently working on a book manuscript, Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean (under advance contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press), which focuses on the ordeal of slavery in early nineteenth-century Berbice (in present-day Guyana). For a taste of this work-in-progress, see my article, “The ‘Bad Business’ of Obeah: Power, Authority, and the Politics of Slave Culture in the British Caribbean,” William and Mary Quarterly, 3d ser., 68, no. 3 (2011): 451-80, which received the 2012 Richard L. Morton Award, and Justin Roberts’s review of my dissertation. My research has been supported by fellowships and grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the American Historical Association, Harvard University’s International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.