Ph.D.              University of Virginia, Corcoran Department of History, 2019                                                                            Dissertation: Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic                                                         

M.A.              The University of Western Ontario, History, 2013

B.A.               The University of Western Ontario, History, Minor in English (Honors), 2012   


2019-2020 University College Fellow in Early American History, Departments of History and Canadian Studies, University of Toronto


Journal Articles

2018 “Liberty Poles and the Fight for Popular Politics in the Early Republic.” Journal of the Early Republic vol. 28 (Winter)

Book Chapters

2020 “Liberty Poles and the Contested Right of Protest in America’s Founding Era,” in Protest in the Long Eighteenth Century, eds . Yvonne Fuentes and Mark Malin. New York: Routledge. Forthcoming

Other Publications

2019 “National myths we tell ourselves are as racist and ignorant as Trudeau’s costumes,” The Toronto Star

2019 “Would Trump concede in 2020? A lesson from 1800,” The Conversation

2019 “Why the Democrats are wrong about Trump’s politicization of the Fourth of July,” The Washington Post

2019 “Why Donald Trump’s immigration play could backfire big time in 2020,” The Washington Post

2018 “Why the White House is pushing a doctored video,” The Washington Post

2017 “Liberty Poles and the Two American Revolutions,” Age of Revolutions

2017 “Liberty Poles and Protest in the Founding Era,” Nursing Clio

2017 “Liberal Arts in a World Gone Mad,” Inside Higher Ed

2017 “Managing Expectations vs. Reality in Your Classroom,” Inside Higher Ed

2016 “Teaching Skills, not just Content,” Inside Higher Ed

2015 “Happiness in Grad School,” Inside Higher Ed

2014 “Should I Go to Grad School?” Inside Higher Ed

Book Reviews

2019 John M. Murrin, Rethinking America: From Empire to Republic (New York: Oxford University Press: 2018) Pennsylvania . . Magazine of History and Biography. Forthcoming

2017 Patrick Griffin ed., Experiencing Empire: Power, People, and Revolution in Early America (Charlottesville: The University of . . Virginia Press, 2017) H-Net Reviews

Encyclopedia Entries

2017 “Farewell Address,” George Washington Digital Encyclopedia

2017 “Circular Letter to the States,” George Washington Digital Encyclopedia


2018-2019 Graduate Research Fellow, Power, Violence, and Inequality Collective, University of Virginia

2014-2018       Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

2017-2018       Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, The Bankard Fund for Political Economy

2018               American Philosophical Society – Jack Miller Center Fellowship, American Philosophical Society

2018               Residential Fellowship, David Library of the American Revolution

2017               Lapidus Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Predoctoral Fellowship, Omohundro Institute of Early American                          History and Culture

2017               Dilworth Fellowship, Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Library Company of Philadelphia

2017               Research Fellowship, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

2016               Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Research Award, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Virginia

2015               Summer Research Grant, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia  

2013               Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Master’s Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of                             Canada                                                                                                

2013               Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ontario Ministry of Advanced Training and Skills Development. (Declined)                     

2012               Robert LaVerne Eagleson Gold Medal in History, The University of Western Ontario


2020 “From Rebellious Subjects to Obedient Citizens: The Contested Right of Protest in the Founding Era,” Organization of . American Historians Conference. Washington, D.C. April 2-5

2019 "Protest, Power, and Poles in the Whiskey Rebellion," Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Conference. . Cambridge, Massachusetts. July 18-21

2019 "'Wandering Apostles of Sedition': Itinerant Republican Activists in Dedham and Hamilton," American Political Thought . Seminar at the Newberry Library. Chicago, Illinois. March 28

2018               “Dupes and Demagogues: The Political Language of Trickery in the Early Republic,” Society for Historians of the Early                                 American Republic Conference. Cleveland, Ohio. July 19-22

2018               “Roundtable: Between Emotion and Ideology in the Age of Revolution,” Omohundro Institute of Early American History                             and Culture Annual Conference. Williamsburg, Virginia. June 14-17

2018               “Liberty Poles and Popular Protest in America’s Founding Era,” American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies                                           Conference. Orlando, Florida. March 22-25

2017               “Liberty Trees and Sedition Poles: The Struggle for Popular Politics in the Early Republic,” Omohundro Institute of Early                            American History and Culture Annual Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan. June 15-18

2017               “Debating Dissent in the Whiskey Rebellion,” Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford. Oxford, England. May                         15

2017               “A Tale of Two Revolutions: Memory, Partisanship, and the Battle for 1776,” Society of Early Americanists Conference.                                Tulsa, Oklahoma. March 2-4

2016               “Pole-Arized: Liberty Poles, Partisan Politics, and the Struggle for the American Revolution’s Legacy in Pennsylvania.”                                  Pennsylvania Historical Association Conference. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. October 6-8

2016               “‘Duped by the Clamour and Rage of Party:’ Conspiracy, Masculinity, and Partisanship in the Founding Era.” Early America                        Seminar, The International Center for Jefferson Studies. Charlottesville, Virginia. March 16

2015               “Politics and Political Culture.” Graduate Research Seminar, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic                                      Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. July 16-19


Assistant Professor

2020 The History of Canadian-American Relations (Spring), University of Toronto

2020 Hamilton: History and Musical (Spring), University of Toronto

2019 Protest in the Early United States (Fall), University of Toronto


2018 The Coming of the American Civil War (Summer), University of Virginia

Teaching Assistant

2016 The Coming of the American Civil War (Fall), University of Virginia

2016 Colonial British America (Spring), University of Virginia

2012-2013 The Presidency in American History (Fall and Spring), The University of Western Ontario


2019 The Whiskey Rebellion, Episode 98: Live from SHEAR with Shira Lurie

2019 CBC News, July 4

2019 CTV News, July 4

2019 BBC Radio 5, Up All Night, July 4

2019 Ben Franklin’s World Podcast, Episode 245: Celebrating the Fourth


2017               Digital History Intern, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon          

2015               Invited Speaker, Graduate Diversity Retreat, The University of Virginia

2008-2013 Lead Facilitator, Dynamix: Teambuilding for Kids and Teens

2010-2012       Counsellor, The Writing Support Center, The University of Western Ontario