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Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
U.S. Cultural History. Secular and religious thought and culture; race,
gender and national identities; transnational encounters and migrations.
The Devotion of Others: Secular American Attractions to Catholicism, 1870-1930
HIST 177 - United States since 1877
HIST 300 - Methods and Skills of History
HIST 303 - War and Propaganda in the 20th Century
HIST 395 - Topics in U.S. History: Immigration and Migrations from the Civil War to the Present
Works in Progress
- Book manuscript, “Imagining God's Country: Attractions to Catholicism and the Making of a Global United States.”
- Journal Article, “Catholicism and the Making of the U.S. Pacific.”
- “Faith, Place, and Power: Catholicism and the Making of
the U.S. Pacific,” to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the American
Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, November 18-21, 2011.
- “America’s Anti-Gothic Risorgimento: Social Order and
Religious Pluralism in post-1870 U.S. Travel Writing,” The Risorgimento
and Italian Unification in Global Perspective conference, John Cabot
University, Rome, Italy, September 2011.
- Commentator and Chair, Society for Historians of the Gilded
Age and Progressive Era panel entitled “Becoming ‘Real’ Americans:
Returning to the Past in the Progressive Era,” Annual Meeting of the
American Historical Association, Boston MA, January 2011.
- "Beyond the Black Legend: California, the Philippines, and
U.S. Protestant Attractions to Spanish Catholicism, 1880-1920," Invited
Seminar Presenter, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, November 2010.
- "Imperial Catholic Bodies: Monks, Friars, Authority and
Transgression in U.S. Protestant Travel Literature, 1870-1910," Annual
Meeting of the American Studies Association, Washington, DC, November
- "Empire and the Attractions of Catholicism: American
Protestants in the Philippines, 1898-1910," Annual Meeting of the
Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Falls Church, VA,
- "Americans Remember Papal Power: Travel Writing and the
Attractions of Europe's Catholic Past, 1870-1914," Annual Meeting of the
American Historical Association/American Catholic Historical
Association, New York City, January 2009.
- "The Italian Risorgimento and the Transformation of the
American Anti-Catholic Gothic," Garibaldi Abroad Conference, University
of South Carolina, April 2008.
- "Death, Mourning, and Historical Elegy in American Travel
Writing on Roman Catholicism, 1870-1914," American Literature
Association Eighteenth Annual Conference on American Literature, Boston,
MA, May 2007.
Honors and Awards
- University Leadership Mentor Award, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Spring 2011.
- Research Travel Grant, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame, 2011.
- Divine Fellowship, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, 2009.
- Dean's Teaching Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, January - May 2007.
- Haynes Research Grant, Historical Society of Southern California, October 2006.
- Msgr. Francis J. Weber and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow,
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, January
2006 - March 2006.
- Organization of American Historians (OAH)
- American Historical Association (AHA)
- American Studies Association (ASA)
- American Academy of Religion (AAR)
- Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (SHGAPE)
- American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA)
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