Jackson Hall, Room 219
office phone: 540-568-3994
James Madison University
History Dept MSC 2001
Harrisonburg VA 22807
Assistant professor of history
University of Virginia
Fields and specialties
Nineteenth-century United States, race, religion, U.S. in the world
American religious history, race and religion, African American
history, digital methods
Race and religion, U.S. missions in equatorial Africa, transnational
history, spatial history
Selected publications and presentations
"History Harvests: What Happens When Students Collect and Digitize
the People's History?" (with William G. Thomas III and Patrick D.
Jones), Perspectives on History, American Historical
"'Home-Like and Yet So Strange!': American Missionaries and Cultural
Transformation in Nineteenth-Century Equatorial Africa." American
Historical Association Annual Meeting, 2012.
"Encounter and Exchange on an Equatorial African Mission Station."
Mellon Research Seminar, Penn Humanities Forum, University of
Comte's Theory of History Crosses the Atlantic," in Charles T.
Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols, eds., Prophesies of
Godlessness: Predictions of America's Imminent Secularization from
the Puritans to the Present Day, Oxford University Press, 2008
"Race, Religion, and Rebellion: Black and White Baptists in
Albemarle County, Virginia during the Civil War," in Edward L.
Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget, eds., Crucible of
the American Civil War: Virginia from Secession to Commemoration,
University of Virginia Press, 2006
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
American Council of Learned Societies
Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, University of Virginia