I am an assistant professor of history and history education at Kennesaw State University, where I teach courses in social science methods, American history, and the history of food. In 2012-13 I taught at Bowdoin College. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in Athens in 2012, where I trained in American, environmental, and Latin American history, and my research is at the intersections of culture and agriculture, poverty and improvement, and land and landscape in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. As a scholar, I am currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled The Georgia Peach: Culture, Agriculture, and the Environment in the American South. The dissertation on which the book is based won the Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians, the Gilbert C. Fite prize from the Agricultural History Society, the C. Vann Woodward prize from the Southern Historical Association, and an Excellence-in-Research Award from the UGA Graduate School.
My public pinboard.in, where I collect notes and quotes from online reading.