|Present||History/Social Science Faculty, Illinois Math and Science Academy|
Honors and Awards
- Doctoral Fellowship - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada)
- Ancient World Religion and Philosophy
- History of Cultural Contact
- The World in the Twentieth Century
- Societies of the Medieval World
Publications & Research (1)
Homes across the Border: Russian Summer Houses in the Karelian Isthmus and the Finnish State, 1917–1927 Faculty Publications & Research (2012)
At the end of the 19th century, numerous St. Petersburg residents established their summer homes in the Karelian Isthmus, a picturesque region in the Grand Duchy of Finland, an autonomous province of the Russian Empire. ...
Session B-2: Pirates: Past and Present Professional Learning Day (2017)
Piracy has endured for as long as maritime trade has existed. From the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern-day Somali coast, pirates have threatened merchant ships. The legacy of piracy has inspired countless songs, poems, ...
Session A-2: She Fought for the Fatherland: Gender, War and Memory in the Soviet Union Subject: History Professional Learning Day (2016)
John Keegan once wrote, “Warfare is…the one human activity…from which women have always and everywhere stood apart. Women…do not fight…and they never in any military sense, fight men” (John Keegan, A History of Warfare, 76). ...
Session B-2: Much Ado about Trousers: Exploring Intercultural Contact through Artifacts Professional Learning Day (2015)
Material objects are fascinating sources for investigating intercultural contact in the ancient world. This session demonstrates how to use a pair of ornamental trousers excavated from Xinjiang, China to generate student discussion on the nature ...
Session A-3: A Gary, Indiana in the Soviet Heartland: Incorporating Local History in World History Teaching Professional Learning Day (2014)
Gary, Indiana was at the forefront of the American steel industry in the early twentieth century, but the significance of this city extended far beyond America. Gary was the shining model that inspired Stalin’s government ...
Teacher Resources: History of Cultural Contact (6)
Diary of Joe and Josephine Nomad Assignment History of Cultural Contact (2016)
The Eurasian nomads did not leave behind an abundance of written sources. Because these were primarily non-literate societies, many of the written sources on these people were created by people from settled civilizations. If the ...
Crusades Primary Source Quest: Lesson Plan History of Cultural Contact (2015)
In this lesson, students will assess the nature of Christian-Muslim interaction during the Crusades by examining multiple accounts by individuals who participated in or were observers of the Crusades. In this activity, students pretend that ...
Teacher Resources: Religion and Philosophy in the Ancient World (2)
Mulan and Filial Piety: Lesson Plan Religion and Philosophy in the Ancient World (2016)
In this lesson, students will examine the relationship between gender roles and Confucian principles in pre-modern China by considering the extent to which the Mulan legend is compatible with the Confucian concept of filial piety. ...
Teacher Resources: World in the 20th Century (2)
Chilean Coup – UN General Assembly Meeting Simulation Scenario and Background Readings World in the 20th Century (2017)
This lesson plan for high school students in World History and United States History courses is related to Augusto Pinochet's 1973 coup d'etat in Chile. Students will simulate a fictitious United Nations General Assembly Meeting ...