My research interests include American Indian history and northern Native American removal as well as the American West and Borderlands with focus on nineteenth-century settler colonialism and its inherent violence and contests over place, indigeneity, and belonging.
B.A., 2003, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
- U.S History/American Indian History
- “Contested Place: The Menominee Warriors Society, Native and Non-Native Placemaking, and Identity Construction in Rural Wisconsin, 1975.”
Working Dissertation Title
- “‘We Know We Will Suffer’: Removals and Returns of the Rock River Ho-Chunk in Early-Nineteenth-Century Western Great Lakes.”
- “Mr. Indigenous Goes to Washington: Making Indian Law and Policy in the Twentieth Century.” Review Essay of Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory, by Christian W. McMillen and Hawaiian Blood: Colonialism and the Politics of Sovereignty and Indigeneity, by J. Kehaulani Kauanui. American Quarterly, 64, no. 1, (March 2012): 153-161.
- “Linking Landscape, Place, and Identity: Edgerton’s Agricultural Heritage and Wisconsin’s Tobacco Past,” Edgerton Reporter (Tobacco Days, Special Issue), July 2007.
- “Where is John Wayne?” The Menominee Warriors Society, Indian Militancy, and Social Unrest During the Alexian Brothers Novitiate Takeover,” American Indian Quarterly, 26, no. 4 (2002):
- Baensch Prize in Wisconsin History, University of Wisconsin, 2008.
- Western History Association
- Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
- American Historical Association
- American Association of University Women
Courses Taught as Instructor
- American Indian History
- History of the American West to 1850
- Wisconsin History
- United States History, Colonial Period to 1877
- United States History, 1877 to Present
- Historical Perspectives (Late-Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century World History)
- The Native American Experience, (Ethnic Studies)