I am an Assistant Professor of History at Williams College. Previously I was a member of the History faculty at Mount Holyoke College (tenured in 2018), and a long-term research fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago. I research and teach courses on early American history, Native American and Indigenous Studies, cartography, material culture, cross-cultural communications, violence, and related topics.  Critical studies of race, ethnicity, and colonialism figure strongly in my approaches.

I grew up and attended public schools in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Top photograph: Mount Greylock, by Christine DeLucia


Ph.D. in American Studies, Yale University, 2012

M.Phil. in American Studies, Yale University, 2010

M.A. in History, Yale University, 2009

M.Litt. in Environmental History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2007

A.B. in History and Literature, summa cum laude, Harvard College, 2006


Elected member, American Antiquarian Society, 2018

Long-Term Fellowship at the Newberry Library (Lloyd Lewis in American History Fellowship, Monticello College Foundation Fellowship, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship), 2018-2019

National Endowment for the Humanities Long-Term Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society, 2016

Short-Term Fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library, and John M. Monteiro Fellow in Indigenous Studies, 2015

Michael Kraus Research Grant in American Colonial History, American Historical Association, 2014

W.B.H. Dowse Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society, 2013

John Addison Porter dissertation prize (for scholarship of “general human interest,” in any field), Yale University, 2013

First runner-up, Allan Nevins Prize from the Society of American Historians, for “best-written doctoral dissertation on an American subject,” 2013

Louis Pelzer Memorial Award from the Organization of American Historians for best graduate student essay on an American history topic, 2011

Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies Graduate Fellowship, 2011

Council on Library and Information Resources-Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, 2010

Phillips Fund for Native American Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, 2010

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium research grant, 2010

Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale for Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition grant, 2010

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale research fellowship, 2010

Social Science Research Council Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, 2009

Frank Knox Fellowship, used for postgraduate study at University of St Andrews, 2006

Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for Harvard College senior thesis, 2006

Nation-Building Fellowship, Harvard University Native American Program, 2006

Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College 2005

Massaro Prize for year’s best historical article published in Italian Americana, 2003

United States Presidential Scholar, 200