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I am a Boston-based historian with a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and six years of university teaching experience. My research expertise is in the political and cultural history of the 20th century United States, particularly the history of broadcast media and sound. I am currently finishing a book manuscript on Sesame Street, working with the Library of Congress and WGBH to preserve public broadcasting’s audio and a/v archive, conducting research for a documentary on disability history in Massachusetts, and exploring the history of my fantastic neighborhood of Roslindale.


Historical Services

Hire me for a range of historical services, including research, writing, speaking, and editing.

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Public Humanities

Work with me to preserve archival public media, and to encourage collaboration between scholars, archivists, media professionals, and educators.

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Professional Experience

Learn about my academic activities, which include research and oral histories, writing and publishing, public speaking, and creating classroom resources.

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