Welcome to my academic website! I am currently Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Bard College. Before earning a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization at Harvard (2015), I studied U.S. history and political science at the University of Munich.
My teaching and research revolve around the global history of the nineteenth century, especially U.S. and European imperialism in the Pacific. I am also working on global labor history, Native American history, and African American culture.
In my current book project, Coconut Colonialism: Samoa and the Making of the Global South, I argue that workers in colonial Samoa resisted Euro-American demands by transcending racial boundaries and creating new forms of community.
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