About me

Hi there! I am a Lecturer on the History of Science at Harvard University and thee director of the senior honors tutorial in the History & Science concentration. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard in May 2022. I work at the intersection of intellectual history and labor history in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present, with a focus on the history of scientific ideas about work and management. I am currently writing a book for Harvard University Press titled Make Your Own Job: The Entrepreneurial Work Ethic in Modern America, which explores the role of success writers, management theorists, and policy experts in ushering in a new "entrepreneurial" conception of what made work worth doing in the twentieth century US. 

My scholarly articles have appeared in Modern Intellectual HistoryHistory of the Human Sciences, and Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science. Before arriving at Harvard, I graduated from Northwestern University, where I studied history, mathematics, and geology. I also write regularly for periodicals including n+1, The Baffler, Jacobin, and The Drift, where I am an associate editor.