Field & Specialties
20th Century United States History
History of Gambling
M.A. University of Virginia (2015)
B.A. McGill University (2013)
Co-editor with David G. Schwartz, All In: Gambling in the Twentieth Century United States (Reno: University of Nevada Press, forthcoming).
“Lost in the Flood: Bruce Springsteen’s Political Consciousness and the Vietnam War, 1968-2014” in Bruce Springsteen and Popular Music: Rhetoric, Social Consciousness, and Contemporary Culture ed. William I. Wolff (New York: Routledge, 2017), 17-30.
Review, Krister Swanson, Baseball’s Power Shift: How the Players Union, The Fans, and the Media Changed American Sports Culture (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016) and Matthew Futterman, Players: The Story of Sports and Money, and the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016) in Journal of Sports History Vol 44 No. 1 (2017): 129-131.
“‘Can Music Save Your Mortal Soul?’: A Bibliographic Survey of Rock as Religion,” Intermountain West Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 7 No. 1 (2016): 46-86.
“This is Your Hometown: Collective Memory, Industrial Flight, and the Fate of Freehold, New Jersey,” New Jersey Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 2 No. 1 (2016): 185-212.
“Spaceflight and the Separation of Church and State,” Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy, Vol. 11 No. 1-2 (2013): 100-107.
My dissertation, For a Dollar and a Dream: State Lotteries and American Inequality, examines the history of state lotteries in the economic, political, religious, and cultural context of the late twentieth century.
Awards & Honors
2017: Visiting Fellowship, History Department, Harvard University
2016: Corcoran Department of History Prize for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Virginia Alumni Association
2016: Tobin Project Graduate Fellowship, The Tobin Project
2016: Bankard Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Virginia
2016: Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Fellowship, New York State Archives
2016: Grant-in-Aid, Rockefeller Archive Center
2016: Raven Society Fellowship, Raven Society, University of Virginia
2015: William R. Eadington Residency Fellowship, Center for Gaming Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2015: Bernard Bellush Prize, New York Labor History Association
2015: Graduate Student Paper Award, New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance
2014, 2015: Jewish Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship, University of Virginia
2014: Sam Fishman Travel Grant, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University
2014: Summer Research Grant, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
2013: Research Fellowship, Kentucky Historical Society
2013: Newman Family Jefferson Fellowship, Jefferson Scholars Foundation
United State History Since 1945 (summer 2017)
America and War, 1900-2015 (spring 2016 and fall 2016)
The South in the Twentieth Century (spring 2015)
The Coming of the Civil War (fall 2014)