|2016 - Present||Professor, Providence College ‐ History|
|Present||Director of American Studies, Providence College|
|Present||Visiting Fellow, W.E.B. Dubois Institute, Harvard University|
|2016||Associate Professor, Providence College|
Honors and Awards
- Committee on Aid to Faculty Research (CAFR) Grant, Providence College
- NEH Visiting Fellow, The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University
- James H. Bradley Fellowship, Montana Historical Society
- Seminar: U.S. Labor History
- Seminar: The Progressive Era
- Seminar: The American West
- Thinking & Writing about History
- Introduction to Public History
The 1916 Preparedness Day Bombing: Anarchists and Terrorism in Progressive Era America (2018)
This book places the 1916 San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing within the broader context of American radicalism and isolationism during the Progressive Era. A concise narrative and key primary documents offer readers an introduction to ...
"They Are All Red Out Here": Socialist Politics in the Pacific Northwest, 1895-1925 (2008)
One of early-twentieth-century America’s most fertile grounds for political radicalism, the Pacific Northwest produced some of the most dedicated and successful socialists the country has ever seen. As a radicalized labor force emerged in mining, ...
Articles and Book Chapters (2)
Raising the Red Flag: Culture, Labor, and the Left, 1880-1920 Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent in American Popular Culture (2010)
The Simpsons questions what is culturally acceptable, showcasing controversial issues like homosexuality, animal rights, the war on terror, and religion. This subtle form of political analysis is effective in changing opinions and attitudes on a ...
The Gilded Age & the Frontier Military: Society and Culture at Fort Assinniboine, Montana Territory, 1879 - 1905 Journal of the West (2006)
Examines how the social norms of the Gilded Age and the decrease in Indian activity shaped life at Fort Assinniboine as a Victorian-era bastion of "civilization" in the Montana Territory. Established in 1879 and completed ...
Book Reviews (11)
Review of A Common Humanity: Kansas Populism and the Battle for Justice and Equality, 1854-1903 by O. Gene Clanton Great Plains Quarterly (2006)
Across the landscape of modern American politics, the "Populist moment," as Lawrence Goodwyn's 1976 study labeled it, has fascinated scholars. Indeed, late nineteenth-century Populism posed a vocal and effectual political voice for Gilded Age America's ...