Thanks for stopping by my site. I hope you’ve found it useful and informative. That’s my goal here — to share what I’ve been learning through my historical research, provide encouragement for students of history, and offer insight into the everyday lives of people who lived in the past. I usually blog about historical topics such as early American history, women’s history, the American Revolution, Scottish history, and North Carolina.
A little bit about me . . .
I’m a historian, educator, and writer. I received by Ph.D. in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. My dissertation, “Making an Atlantic North Carolina: Scottish Networks in the Eighteenth Century,” explored how Scottish families who settled in North Carolina helped develop it as a colony that was connected all around the Atlantic world. I am currently a lecturer in history at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, NC.
In Fall 2020 I launched my very first podcast endeavor: Historia Mortis. This new podcast features the history of deathways in early America. I am also a bookseller and small business owner at Ghost Hill Press in Wilmington, NC — the region’s newest independent bookstore.
Before I began my Ph.D. in Scotland, I received a Bachelor of Arts in History with an Anthropology minor (2009) and an MA in American History (2012) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. I have taught at Cape Fear Community College, UNC Wilmington, and University of St Andrews on various undergraduate and continuing education courses in history. I have also worked as a freelance consulting historian for local historical sites and organizations.
When I’m not doing history, I’m having fun with my Australian Shepherd, drinking coffee, gardening, or planning my next big adventure!