Welcome. I am a historian of religion in America and the early American republic. I am currently a PhD candidate at George Mason University in the Department of History and Art History as well as a research assistant at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media.

I am working on several exciting things at the moment which you can reach from this site. I am a producer for the podcast Consolation Prize which is a narrative history of the United States in the world through the eyes of its consuls.

If you’re interested in the history of empire in the early United States, or the long afterlife of ancient Babylon in America, check out my first article in the Journal of the Early Republic.

I am also in the throws of a manuscript project that examines the rise of the field of archaeology in the Atlantic world and the ways it interacted with the reigning conceptions of religion and history. The project wrestles with the tensions that were illuminated when individuals steeped in literalism began to interact with the physical reality of the ancient world in places like Herculaneum, Egypt, Babylon, and Palestine.