I have taught a wide range of courses in U.S. history and urban studies at Yale University, Hunter College of the City University of New York, the University of Georgia, and the University of Texas at Austin.  For my statement of teaching philosophy, teaching portfolio, or other materials, please contact me.

Comprehensive Exam Fields
U.S. Social, Political, and Cultural History, 1877 – Present (Glenda Gilmore)
Urban Studies (Mary Lui)
History of Gender and Sexuality in the U.S. (Joanne Meyerowitz)
Culture and Economy, 1930 – Present (Jean-Christophe Agnew)

Teaching Experience

Drexel University

  • “U.S. History, 1815-1900,” Summer 2015
    Course description: This course examines the emergence of modern America to the close of the Spanish-American War. Between the end of the War of 1812 and the beginning of the Spanish-American War, the United States transformed from a newly founded nation to a modern world power; from a slaveholding nation to a nation organized around the ideal of “free labor”; and from a largely agrarian to a rapidly industrializing economy. We will chart this transformation in this course, asking how this period of history reshaped U.S. politics and culture, the impact of the nation on a global stage, ideas about race and gender, and the U.S. economy.

Yale University, Departments of History and American Studies

  • “United States Cities in a Global Age,” Summer 2014
    Designed original syllabus and served as instructor of record.
    Course description: Although the global city is often considered a recent development, this course examines the long history of connections between the local space of American cities and larger global forces since the nineteenth century. We will explore how immigration, international commerce and exchange, tourism, real estate, and cultural spaces like museums and parks have made U.S. cities profoundly global spaces and how cities have been central to the history of the United States as a global power.

Teaching Fellow
Yale University, Departments of History and American Studies

  • “African American History: Emancipation to the Present” (with Jonathan Holloway), Spring 2014
  • “U.S. Political and Social History, 1900-1945” (with Beverly Gage), Spring 2012
    Guest Lecture: “Mobilizing for World War II”
  • “U.S. Lesbian and Gay History” (with George Chauncey), Fall 2011

Writing Tutor
Yale University Writing Center, Fall 2010-Spring 2011

Teaching Assistant
Hunter College of the City University of New York, The Department of Urban Affairs and Planning

  • “Urban Life” (with Robyn Causey), Fall 2008
    Guest Lecture: “Jane Jacobs and Community Planning in New York”

The University of Georgia, Reacting to the Past Program

  • “Suffrage, Labor, and the New Woman: Greenwich Village, 1913” (with Kathleen Clark), Spring 2007
  • “The Trial of Anne Hutchinson: Liberty, Law and Intolerance in Puritan New England” & “New York City in the American Revolution, 1775-1776” (with Michael Winship), Fall 2006
  • “The Threshold of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.” and “Rosseau, Burke, and the Revolution in France, 1791” (with Nancy Felson), Spring 2006

Teaching Interests
Introductory Surveys
U.S. History to 1865
U.S. History since 1865
The U.S. & the World
U.S. Urban History
History of Technology

Upper-Level/Graduate Seminars
The City & the World: U.S. Cities in a Global Age
Work & Empire: The Culture & Politics of Work in Transnational Perspective
Race, Gender, & Wealth: Discourses of Excess & Poverty in the Twentieth Century U.S.
History of Immigration
Readings & Methods in the History of Capitalism
Readings & Methods in Transnational History
Readings & Methods in Urban History
Readings & Methods in the History of Technology