I situate my work within the field of labor and working-class history with an emphasis on U.S. social movements and political activism. My research and teaching interests include cultural and carceral studies, critical race theory, economic and industrial relations, gender studies, and the history of American capitalism.
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- United States History
- “Beyond ‘Scarface’: Marielitos at Fort McCoy and the Specter of the Criminalized Refugee”
Working Dissertation Title
- “Paper Dreams: Working-Class Cultures and Political Drift in the Fox River Valley, 1850s-1950s”
- “The Cuban Refugee Criminal: Media Reporting and the Production of a Popular Image,” International Journal of Cuban Studies 11, no.1 (Summer 2019): 61-83.
- “Dangerous Marielitos: Local Wisconsin Newspapers and the Proliferation of a Negative Representation,” International Journal of Cuban Studies 10, no.1 (Spring 2018): 30-52
- Review of Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery, by Katrina Dyonne Thompson, Journal of Folklore Research, posted December 1, 2016.
- Vilas Conference Travel Award, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 2018.
- Posse Program, Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2018.
- Exceptional Service in Teaching Award, History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018.
- E. David Cronon Fellow, History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2018.
- Posse Program, Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2017.
- Graduate Student Travel Award, The Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association, 2017.
- Recognized Honored Instructor, College of Letters & Science Spring Pre-Commencement Reception, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2016 and Spring 2017.
- Posse Program, Outstanding Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2017.
- E. David Cronon Fellow, History Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Fall 2016-Spring 2017.
- Vilas Conference Travel Award, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2016.
- Mellon-Wisconsin Summer Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Summer 2015.
- History Department Research Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2015.
- Vilas Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2015.
- Honored Instructor, Division of University Housing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, and Fall 2012.
- American Historical Association
- Labor and Working-Class History Association
- Midwestern History Association
- Organization of American Historians
- Oral History Association
- Urban History Association
- Western History Association
- Wisconsin Labor History Society
Courses Taught as TA
- History 102 – U.S. History: Civil War Era to the Present
- History 346 – Trans/Gender in Historical Perspective
- History 434 – Twentieth-century American Foreign Relations
- History 461 – The American West to 1850
- History 462 – The American West since 1850
- Religious Studies 102 – Religion in a Global Perspective
- Integrated Liberal Studies 209 – Introduction to Global Studies
Courses Taught as Instructor
- History 201 – Historians’ Craft, From Hoboes to Homelessness: A History of Transience in America
- History 245 – Chicana and Latina History: Comparative and Transnational Working-Class Lives