Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
M.S. Tufts University (2002)
M.Phil. Yale University, American Studies (2007)
Ph.D. Yale University, American Studies (2010)
Areas of Expertise
food, agriculture, and the environment
domestic and international policy
capitalism, race, and empire
drug history and policy
ENVI 246 / AMST 245 / HIST 265Race, Power, & Food History (not offered 2020/20)
ENVI 249Food, Agriculture, and Globalization (not offered 2020/20)
ENVI 348 / AMST 347Beyond Cli-Fi: Climate Change Histories & the Arts of Resilience (not offered 2020/20)
Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Winner of the 2016 Myrna F. Bernath Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
“Drugs, Empire, and U.S. Foreign Policy,” Companion to U.S. Foreign Policy, Colonial Era to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming, August 2019).
“Forum: World War I and the Origins of the Modern Food System,” Global Food History 5, no. 3 (Forthcoming, Fall 2019).
“Sugar, Surveillance, and Citizenship: The Global Crisis of 1919-1920 in Buenos Aires and New York,” Global Food History 2, no. 1 (Spring 2016).
“Sweetness, Power, and Forgotten Food Histories in America’s Empire,” Labor: Studies in Working Class History of the Americas 12, no. 1-2 (Spring 2015).
“Sugar Trust,” “Sugar, Unrefined,” and “Legislation, Historical,” in The Oxford Companion to Sweets, edited by Darra Goldstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
“The Political Culture of Sugar Tariffs: Immigration, Race, and Empire, 1898-1930,” International Labor and Working Class History Journal 81 (Spring 2012).