As the instructor of record for sophomore, junior, and senior tutorials in History & Literature, I coordinate the tutorial system at the heart of Harvard's honors concentration in the humanities. I also teach courses, such as a sophomore tutorial on Gender and Sexuality, a seminar on WWI in Fiction, Film, Poetry, and Memoir, and a seminar on Red Scares.
I received my Ph.D. in History from New York University, and my research has been funded by Fulbright-Hays, SSRC, and NSEP. Drawing on social and legal history and studies of gender and sexuality, much of my scholarship asks why some families are more highly valued than others. To learn more, read Utopian Visions of Family Life in the Stalin-Era Soviet Union. In addition to my scholarly work, I also write for Film Comment.