Press

I love sharing my work and my passion for history, and I welcome the opportunity to speak with both public and scholarly audiences. Below are details for upcoming and previous talks. Please contact me if you are interested in information about a specific paper.

MEDIA:

Hear me talk about my work on Ben Franklin’s World, Episode 155.

Watch an interview on CSPAN-3 about the president’s cabinet:

America History TV Interview

PRESENTATIONS:

WASHINGTON AREA EARLY AMERICAN SEMINAR SERIES
Mt. Vernon, VA
May 4, 2018, 4:00 PM
“The President’s Cabinet and the Whiskey Rebellion”

OMOHUNDRO INSTITUTE COLLOQUIA
Williamsburg, VA
April 3, 2018, 7-8:30 PM
“1796: The Jay Treaty, the President’s Cabinet, and Executive Privilege”

AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Washington, D.C.
Annual Conference, January 2018
“The President’s Office: How George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Used Private Space to Shape the Cabinet”

SOCIETY FOR U.S. INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Dallas, TX
Annual Conference, Saturday, October 28, 2017, 3:30-5:10 PM
“Words Matter: How Historians Write and Teach about History”

NEWBERRY LIBRARY
Chicago, IL, September 28, 5:00 PM
American Political Thought Seminar
“Setting the Stage: Early Republic Political Culture, the Constitutional Convention, and the President’s Cabinet”

SOCIETY OF HISTORIANS OF THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC
Philadelphia, PA
Annual Conference, July 2017
“Thomas Jefferson and the Harmonious Cabinet”

OMOHUNDRO INSTITUTE OF EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE
Ann Arbor, MI
Annual Conference, June 2017
“The Room Where It Happened: How George Washington’s Private Office Shaped the Evolution of the President’s Cabinet and the Executive Branch”

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN HISTORIANS
New Orleans, LA
Annual Conference, April 2017
“The President’s Cabinet: American Perceptions of Power and Propriety in the Atlantic World, 1775-1795”

SOCIETY OF MILITARY HISTORIANS
Jacksonville, FL
Annual Conference, March 2017
“The Revolutionary War and the Presidency: How George Washington’s Councils of War Shaped the First Presidential Cabinet”

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY GUIDE SALON
San Marino, CA
Guest Speaker, January 2017

FRED W. SMITH NATIONAL LIBRARY FOR THE STUDY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Mt. Vernon, VA
Conversations at the Washington Library Podcast, August 11, 2016

THE HUNTINGTON LIBRARY TEACHER INSTITUTE
San Marino, CA
Colonial and Early American Specialist, July 2016

FRED W. SMITH NATIONAL LIBRARY FOR THE STUDY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Mt. Vernon, VA
Conference: The Foundation of Our National Policy: The First Washington Administration
and the Creation of the Federal Government, April 2016
“‘The Constitution is the Guide which I Never Will Abandon’: George Washington and the Creation of the President’s Cabinet”

FRED W. SMITH NATIONAL LIBRARY FOR THE STUDY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
Mt. Vernon, VA
Lunch and Fellowship, March 2016
“The First Presidential Cabinet: Military, State, and British Origins”

MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERICAN STUDIES
Philadelphia, PA
Brown Bag Series, February 2016
“The Virginia Governors and the President’s Cabinet: How Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Randolph Shaped the First Cabinet in George Washington’s Administration”

VIRGINIA CONSORTIUM OF EARLY AMERICANISTS
Richmond, VA
Annual Conference, January 2016
“The Governor of Virginia and the President’s Cabinet: How Thomas Jefferson and Edmund Randolph Helped Shape the First Cabinet in George Washington’s Administration”

DUKE UNIVERSITY
Durham, NC
Conference: “Staging Sovereignty: Knowledge, Narrative, and Spaces of Governance” October 2015
“Commander-in-Chief: George Washington’s Real and Symbolic Contributions to the American Presidency”

ROBERT H. SMITH INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR JEFFERSON STUDIES
Charlottesville, VA
Fellows Forum August 2015
“George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Origins of the President’s Cabinet”

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Davis, CA
Annual 203 Conference, June 2013
“The Constitutional Convention, George Washington, and the Origins of the President’s Cabinet”
Guest Lectures
“The Merger Movement,” The Gilded Age and Progressive Era April 2012
“Post-Gettysburg: The Economic Crisis in the Confederacy, the Beginning of Reconstruction, and the Battle of Spotsylvania,” The Civil War and Reconstruction November 2011