Senior Lecturer in American History
Location Arts Two 4.11
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7882 8356
I joined Queen Mary as a full-time member of staff in 2011, having previously held part-time teaching posts at both Queen Mary and University College London. I gained my BA and my PhD from UCL, and my MSc from the Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London).
My research focuses on the relationship between Americans and their government in the early United States. My first book, Era of Experimentation: American Political Practices in the Early Republic, explores the diversity of American democracy during this formative period for the young nation.
My new project is a study of US policymaking, specifically federal tariff policy, between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
I welcome applications from candidates wishing to pursue doctoral research in Nineteenth Century American History, especially:
- the state
- 'System, Process, Agency, and Contingency in the Study of Antebellum Policymaking: The Tariff of 1846', Journal of the Civil War Era (forthcoming 2017).
- '"The Almighty Dollar": 2016 and the Long History of Lobbying', Common-Place 16 (Summer, 2016).
- Practicing Democracy: Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War, co-edited with Dr. Adam I. P. Smith (University of Virginia Press, 2015).
- Era of Experimentation: American Political Practices in the Early Republic (University of Virginia Press, 2014).
- "Looking Beyond Parties and Election: The Making of United States Tariff Policy during the Early 1820s", Journal of the Early Republic 33 (Spring, 2013): 87-108.
- Awarded a Program in Early American Society and Economy Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013-2014
- Editorial board of Reviews in History
Membership of professional associations or societies
British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH), including executive committee member 2009-2013, 2014-
Royal Historical Society (RHS)