He researches nineteenth-century United States History, with a focus on slavery, politics and law. His book manuscript tells the story of battles over the legal rights of African Americans accused of being fugitive slaves from before the American Revolution through the onset of the Civil War. His research offers a new origin story for the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and demonstrates new connections between freedom seekers and the coming of the Civil War.
Journal of the Civil War Era, vol. 12(3), 2022, pp. 338-361
Louisiana History, vol. 61(3), 2020, pp. 319-321
Southern Historian, vol. 41, 2020
Race and Ethnicity from Pre-contact to Present, Volume 2, ABC-Clio, 2019
H-FedHist, H-Net Reviews, 2019 Feb
Over the last two decades, historians have reexamined the Underground Railroad and its relationship to the national debate over slavery. Scholars have demonstrated that enslaved people seized freedom by the thousands each year, found community in citie...
Queens College, Hist. 288 (Law, Crime & Society in U.S. History)
I will teach this course as instructor of record in spring 2021 to 30 students. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the course will be taught fully online. This course is a section of “Law, Crime, and Society in United States History,” a 200-level course tha...
Queens College, Hist. 260
I taught this course as the instructor of record in fall 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the course was offered fully online to 30 students. Students read three books over the course of the semester: Solomon Northup's Twelve Years a Slave, Claudio ...
LaGuardia Community College
I co-taught this seminar twice during the 2020-2021 academic year to faculty members in a range of disciplines, from education to fine arts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the seminar took place fully online. The seminar is designed for faculty members ...
Queens College, Hist. 103
This course, which I have taught six times as the instructor of record, is an introductory survey of American history through the Civil War. The class covers a range of themes, including politics, economics, gender, family, war, and social movements....
Queens College, Hist. 104
This course, which I taught in spring 2018 as the instructor of record, is an introductory survey of American history from Reconstruction through the present day. The class covers topics including politics, economics, activism, technology, race, gend...