I am an architectural and environmental historian and Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University. My primary research is on technology, design, construction, and the environment in North America in the 19th century. I am currently completing my dissertation, entitled "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Reconstruction of the American Landscape, 1865-1885." The project examines the physical processes of building that undergirded the central political metaphor of the Reconstruction Era. My research has been supported by fellowships from the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, where I was a Tyler Fellow from 2015-2017, and currently from the Charles Warren Center for the Study of American History at Harvard University.
Trained as an architect, and having previously worked professionally as an architect and a carpenter, I bring the perspective drawn from these skills to my research and teaching.