2018 Ph.D. in Modern History, University of St Andrews
2012 M.A. in American History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
2009 B.A. in History with Anthropology minor, University of North Carolina Wilmington
“Never Out and Never Over: Good Times at the Bijou,” Salt Magazine (March 2020).
“Thistle Among the Pines: Flora MacDonald and the Highland Scots of the Cape Fear,” Salt Magazine (December 2019).
“‘A Spirit of Industry’: The Colonial Origins of Rice Culture in the Lower Cape Fear,” North Carolina Historical Review 91 (July 2014): 255-287.
“Emigration as Epidemic: Perspectives on the Eighteenth-century Scottish Highlands,” Nursing Clio (February 2019). Web.
“Whose Milk? Changing US Attitudes toward Maternal Breastfeeding,” Nursing Clio (September 2018). Web.
“Sowing Life and Death: Disease and Absenteeism on Eighteenth-Century Cape Fear Rice Plantations,” St. Andrews Historical Journal (October 2014). Web.
Review, Christopher Calvo’s The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America (2020) in H-Nationalism (December 2020). Web.
Review, Erik R. Seeman’s Speaking with the Dead in Early America (2019) in Cultural and Social History (December 2020).
Review, Broadwater and Kickler’s North Carolina’s Revolutionary Founders (2019) in Journal of Southern History (May 2020).
Review, Daniel Livesay’s Children of Uncertain Fortune: Mixed Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833 (2018) in Reviews in History (October 2018). Web.
Review, Richard Dwight Porcher Jr. and William Robert Judd’s The Market Preparation of Carolina Rice: An Illustrated History of Innovations in the Lowcountry Rice Kingdom (2014), North Carolina Historical Review 92 (January 2015): 102-103.
“Tobacco,” Encyclopedia of The Atlantic World, 1400-1900: Europe, Africa, and the Americas in An Age of Exploration, Trade, and Empires (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, Inc., forthcoming)
2018-Present Lecturer in History, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
2017 Lecturer, “Scots Abroad” Short Course, Open Association, University of St Andrews
2015-2017 Tutor, School of History, University of St Andrews
2015-2017 Tutor, School of History Academic Skills Workshops & CAPOD, University of St Andrews
2016-2017 Tutor, Scottish Studies Summer School, International Summer Programme, University of St Andrews
2012-2014 Adjunct Lecturer in History, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC
2013 Adjunct Lecturer, Department of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
2010-2012 Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of North Carolina Wilmington
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AND AWARDS
2019 Short-term Fellow, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, PA
2018-19 Short-term Fellow, Winterthur Museum & Library, Wilmington, DE
2016 Archie K. Davis Fellowship, North Caroliniana Society
2014 Founders’ Scholarship, St Andrews Society of Washington, DC
2014 North Carolina Humanities Council Grant for “From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove”
2011 American History Award for “Two Centuries’ Harvest: Rice Culture in the Lower Cape Fear, 1730-1931,” National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
2010 New Scholar Award, UNCW Department of History
2008 Member, Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
2020 “For King George & Broadswords? The Highland Scots Experience at Moores Creek,” Scottish Heritage Virtual Event at Moores Creek National Battlefield, Currie, NC.
2020 “City of Death: Wilmington’s Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1862,” Bellamy Mansion Museum, Wilmington, NC.
2017 “‘From Love & second marriages may all be deliver’d’: Family Strategy among Scots in North Carolina,” American History Workshop, University of Edinburgh.
2015 “Gone with the Tide: The Environmental Evolution of a Southern Rice Plantation,” Early Modern-Modern History Postgraduate Forum, University of St Andrews.
“A Family Affair: Kinship Networks and Scottish Emigration to North Carolina, c. 1735-1775,” Diaspora Studies Graduate Workshop, University of Edinburgh.
2013 “Sowing Life and Death: Disease and Plantation Management in the Lower Cape Fear,” Bellamy Mansion Museum, Wilmington, NC.
“‘Out of the Jawbones of Scotch Grampus’: Scottish Merchants and Personal Identities in Revolutionary North Carolina, c. 1770-1780,” Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Cambridge, MA.
“Emotion, Distance, and the Family: The Loyalist Refugee Crisis in North Carolina,” British Group of Early American Historians, University of Portsmouth.
“‘To whose care shall I leave them in this heathenish place?’: Family Strategy among Scots in North Carolina, 1735-1775,” OIEAHC 23rd Annual Conference, University of Michigan.
“From the Ports to the Piedmont: Scottish Merchant Networks in the Eighteenth-Century North Carolina Backcountry,” Southern Conference on British Studies, St Pete Beach, FL.
“‘To push my fortune in Any other part of the world’: Scottish Merchant Networks in North Carolina, 1735-1775,” GRAINES Summer School, University of Cologne.
“‘She is gone to enjoy pleasures infinitely greater’: Marriage and Loss among North Carolina Scots in the Eighteenth Century,” Institute for Scottish Historical Research Reading Weekend, University of St Andrews.
“Keeping it in the Family: Scottish Kinship Networks in North Carolina, 1730-1800,” British Group of Early American Historians Annual Conference, University of Sheffield.
“Changing Tides: The Decline of Rice Culture on the Lower Cape Fear, 1865-1900,” Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
2017 Editorial Assistant, Academic Women Here! Project, University of St Andrews.
2015-2017 Organizer and Web Developer, Early Modern and Modern History Postgraduate Forum, University of St Andrews.
2016-2017 Organizer and Web Developer, The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies Conference, University of St Andrews.
2016 Organizer, Institute for Scottish Historical Research Reading Weekend, University of St Andrews.
2015-2016 Postgraduate Mentor, School of History, University of St Andrews.
2015-2016 Intern, Modern History Seminar Series, University of St Andrews.
2015-2016 Intern, Institute for Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews.
PUBLIC HISTORY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
2019-Present Board Member and Historical Advisor, Cape Fear Scottish Immigration Memorial Fund, Scottish Society of Wilmington.
2013-2015 Board Member and Digital Engagement, Moores Creek Battleground Association.
2014 Project Director, “From Civil War to Civil Rights: The African American Experience at Poplar Grove,” Exhibit and Lecture Series, Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc.
2013-2014 Consulting Historian, Poplar Grove Foundation, Inc., Wilmington, NC.
2012-2014 Member, UNCW & CFCC History Teaching Alliance, Wilmington, NC.
2011 Director and Lead Instructor, Summer FUNdamentals: Port Belles Living History Camp, University of North Carolina Wilmington.
2010-2012 Archives Intern and Docent, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Wilmington, NC.
2010-2012 Member, Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Wilmington, NC.
Reading Languages – Spanish (intermediate), French (intermediate)
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