My research areas include United States political, religious, and international history, specifically during the Cold War, and my book manuscript-in-progress focuses on the role of religion in the making of United States foreign policy on Central America from the 1940s through the 1980s.
My teaching areas span American history from the first encounters between Native Americans and Europeans to Americans as “global citizens” in the 21st century, but I am most at home in the twentieth century. I also teach courses on Central America and the Caribbean and on South Africa. In every course that I teach, I focus at least in part on improving students’ argumentative writing skills and I try to include opportunities for archival research, community-based or service learning, and digital humanities whenever possible. I still regret dropping English as my double major in college and so I continue to study and assign literature and poetry as much as I can.
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