[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
2020, Baird Society Resident Fellow, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
(Postponed because of COVID19)
2018-19, University Dissertation Fellowship, University of Delaware
2018, Short-Term Predoctoral Residency, Dumbarton Oaks
2018, Garden and Landscape Studies Graduate Workshop, Dumbarton Oaks
2018, Short-Term Allington Fellow, Science History Institute
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
With Emily Contois, “The History of Food and Public Health,” in Food and Public Health: A Practical Introduction, ed. Allison Karpyn (Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018).
“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.
Other Writing and Media Appearances
Interview with Jennifer Steinhauer, ""
Podcast Interview with Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley, ""
Interview with Usha Lee McFarling, ""
Interview with Rebecca Onion, “‘Victory Gardens’ Are Back in Vogue. But What Are We Fighting This Time?,” Slate Magazine, April 11, 2020, https://slate.com/human-interest/2020/04/victory-garden-coronavirus-wwii-history.html.
Review of Matthew Roth, Magic Bean: The Rise of Soy in America. CultureAmerica, Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2018. In Environmental History Vol. 24, No. 2 (2019): 421–22, https://doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emy135.
Review of Zeide, Anna. Canned: The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry. California Studies in Food and Culture. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2018. For H-Net Environment Roundtable Reviews, Vol. 9, No. 7 (2019).
“Perspective | Victory Gardens Are No Solution for Climate Change,” Washington Post, July 18, 2019, sec. Made by History Perspective, https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/18/victory-gardens-are-no-solution-climate-change/.
Review of Davis, Joshua Clark. From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs. Columbia Series in the History of U.S. Capitalism. New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, 2017. In Graduate Journal of Food Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Fall 2018).
“Problems of Place: Discovering Where I Am in Academia,” Environmental History Now, September 14, 2018, https://envhistnow.com/2018/09/14/problems-of-place/.
Podcast episode and online article: “In Search of a Democratic Agrarian Tradition: A Conversation with Pete Daniel and Jess Gilbert” Edge Effects, June 12, 2018. http://edgeeffects.net/pete-daniel-jess-gilbert/.
Review of Trubek, Amy B. Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today. California Studies in Food and Culture. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2017. In Graduate Journal of Food Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2018). https://gradfoodstudies.org/2018/06/01/review-making-modern-meals/.
“Perspective | How the White House Garden Became a Political Football.” Washington Post, April 3, 2018, sec. Made by History, Perspective. Available Online.
“A Well-Balanced Serving of School Food History — With a Side of Grassroots Reform,” Review of Ruis, A. R. Eating to Learn, Learning to Eat: The Origins of School Lunch in the United States. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 2017. In Nursing Clio, September 14, 2017. https://nursingclio.org/2017/09/14/a-well-balanced-serving-of-school-food-history-with-a-side-of-grassroots-reform/.
“History Written on the Body Or, Things I Learned From Clots in My Lungs,” in theme issue, “Nudity Not Required: Part II”, Life Raft Zine, Summer 2017. https://liferaftzine.com/issues/.
Co-Panelist, “An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events,” editor Jessica De Witt. Published by Niche: Network in Canadian History & Environment. April 2017. 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, 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.