[abbreviated; full C.V. available upon request]
ABD, PhD Hagley Program in the History of Industrialization, University of Delaware
2014 M.A. Hagley Program in the History of Industrialization, University of Delaware
-Certificate in Museum Studies
2012 B.A., Philosophy (Latin, English), Lawrence University, Magna Cum Laude
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
2017-18, Chemical Heritage Foundation Short-Term Fellowship
2017, Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (4 months)
2017, Roosevelt Institute Research Grant
2016, National Science Foundation Grant for presenter conference travel,
American Society for Environmental History
2016, Center for Material Culture Studies Grad Research Travel Fund Grant
2016-17, University of Delaware Graduate Fellow Award
2016 Fall, Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation Fellow, UD
2016, Summer research funding from the Hagley Program
2015, Summer Research Fellowship in Material Culture,
Delaware Public Humanities Institute
2014, Alumni Award for best seminar paper, 2013 calendar year
History Department, University of Delaware
2013, Recipient of funding from the Edward P. Alexander Fund
2012-17, Hagley Museum and Library Fellowship, University of Delaware
2012, Bacon Award for Excellence in Latin, Lawrence University
2010 Fall, Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar in the Humanities
[Forthcoming] with Emily Contois, “History of Food and Public Health,” Food and Public Health, Allison Karpyn (Ed.) Oxford University Press.
“Public Gardens,” co-author Emily Coopersman, Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Published December 2015. Available Online.
“The Industrial Gardener: Management of World War II Victory Gardeners Within a Factory Paradigm,” in The Good Gardener? Nature, Humanity and the Garden. Eds. Annette Giesecke and Naomi Jacobs. (London: Artifice Books on Architecture, 2015.)
“Arboretums,” Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. Published April 2014. Available online.
“Rethinking American Agriculture: Fertilized Farms and Victory Gardens,” co-author Timothy Johnson. Edge Effects, January 2017. Available Online.
"The Titanic Connection," blog post, the David Sarnoff Processing Project News at the Hagley Library. August 2016. Available Online.
Review of Hayden-Smith, Rose. Sowing the Seeds of Victory: American Gardening Programs of World War I. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2014. In the Graduate Journal of Food Studies, Fall 2016. Available Online.
Founding Contributor to www.disposableamerica.org; see especially "Unpacking Trash Compactors," May 2014. Available online.
Panelist, “Roundtable: The Forms of Business History.”
(Session sponsored by the Business History Conference)
Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting in Sacramento, CA. April 2018.
“Growing Plants: Victory Gardens, Industrial Agriculture, and American Wartime Foodways,”
Accepted Participant, Workshop for the History of Environment Agriculture, Technology, and Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. October 2017.
Panelist, "Roundtable on Integrating Urban Farming Into Agricultural History."
June 2017, "Who is A Farmer?", Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Organizer/moderator: Dolly Jørgensen, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
“Unpacking Trash Compactors: Consumerism and Waste in Late-Twentieth Domestic Space”
May 2017, Participant in workshop, “Household Consumption and Environmental Change in the Twentieth Century,” Rachel Carson Center For Environment and Society, hosted by University of Bologna, Italy.
“Gardening "Like A Budding Financier" :Labor, Citizenship, and Children in World War II”
May 2017, History Workshop Graduate Student presenter, UD History Department.
“Growing Patriots: Victory Gardens, Children, and Civic Identity in World War II”
April 2017, “Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature,” the American Society for Environmental History’s annual meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
“Growing Factories: Industrial Modernity and the Environment in World War II U.S. Victory Gardens”
February 2016, “The Global Environmental History of World War II in the United States” conference at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.
“Talking Trash – Or is it Garbage? The Journey of American Waste Through Society and Language,”
July 2015, International Conference of Historical Geographers, at the Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) in London, United Kingdom
"An Urban Gardening Victory in Victory Gardens? Whether the Success of the World War II Victory Garden Movement in America Provides a Sustainable Model for Modern Urban Gardening Movements"
July, 2014, World Congress of Environmental History, in Guimaraes Portugal.
“A Tale of Two Rivers: Imagining National Communities Around the Hudson and the Rhine.”
February 2014, 18th Annual New Frontiers Graduate History Conference, York University, Toronto
"The Factory in the Backyard: How Industry, Technology, and Gender Norms Shaped the Victory Gardening Movement."
June 2013, "Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden," University of Delaware, Longwood Gardens, Chanticleer Garden, Winterthur Estate Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, The Delaware Center for Horticulture.
Sustainability Committee American Society for Environmental History (ASEH), 2017-18
Graduate Representative, Committee on the Report on "Gender and ASEH” 2017-18.
Organizer, “Writing With the Experts: An Interactive Writing Session,” ASEH meeting 2018.
Organizer, “Graduate Writing Workshop,” ASEH meeting 2017.
Vice-President/President Elect, Graduate Association for Food Studies, 2017.
Peer Reviewer, Graduate Journal of Food Studies, 2014 to present.