He researches nineteenth-century United States History, with a focus on slavery, politics, and law. His book manuscript, under advance contract with LSU Press's "Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World" series, examines the contested 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.
"Prophecies of Loss": Debating Slave Flight During Virginia's Secession Crisis
Journal of the Civil War Era, vol. 12(3), 2022, pp. 338-361
Review of Escott, Paul D.. The Worst Passions of Human Nature: White Supremacy in the Civil War North
Indiana Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 118(4), 2022, pp. 336-7
Review of: Rugemer, Edward B., Slave Law and the Politics of Resistance in the Early Atlantic World
Southern Historian, vol. 41, 2020
Review of: Bolton, S. Charles, Fugitivism: Escaping Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820-1860
Louisiana History, vol. 61(3), 2020, pp. 319-321
Race and Ethnicity from Pre-contact to Present, Volume 2, ABC-Clio, 2019
The Politics of Fugitive Slave Rendition and the Coming of the Civil War
Drawing from political history, legal theory, and the study of enslaved resistance, my book manuscript, The Politics of Fugitive Slave Rendition and the Coming of the Civil War, uncovers the conflict surrounding the contested legal rights of people acc...
Fugitive Slaves: Fighting for Freedom in the Courts
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 ...
Writing In the Disciplines (WID) Faculty Seminar
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....
American History, 1865-present
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...
In addition to my scholarly work, I write articles and op-eds about politics, education, history, and New York City for a variety of national and local publications
Visiting Assistant Professor of History
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11367