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Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
U.S. History since 1800; Family, Gender, and Sexuality
Courses Taught 
Hist 214: United States History to 1877
ZHIS 214: Honors United States History to 1877
Hist 215: United States History, 1877 - Present
Hist 275: Writing and Methods for Majors
Hist 324: The Civil War and Reconstruction Eras, 1848-1877
Hist 338: Women in American History
Hist 392: Problems in History: Secuality and Intimacy in America
Hist 433: Readings in Nineteenth-Century America (Graduate Colloquium)
Hist 443: Seminar in Nineteenth-Century America (Graduate)
Research Interests 
The history of genealogy in the United States since 1800.

Columbia University

History, Ph.D., 1998

Selected Publications 

“A Noble Pursuit?: Bourgeois America’s Uses of Lineage.” In The American Bourgeoisie: Distinction and Identity in the Nineteenth Century, eds. Sven Beckert and Julia Rosenbaum, 135-152. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

“Lineage as Capital: Genealogy in Antebellum New England.” New England Quarterly 83, no. 1 (June 2010): 250-282.

Women and Patriotism in Jim Crow America (book). Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

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