About Me

I am a Visiting Scholar at the Political Theory Project at Brown University.  I held a post-doctoral fellowship at PTP, where I taught two courses and revised my manuscript for publication. In the fall, I co-taught a course in the Political Science Department, “Prosperity: The Economics and Ethics of Wealth Creation,” with my fellow postdocs and the Director of PTP, Professor John Tomasi. In the spring, I taught a research seminar, “U.S. Legal and Business History: Regulating the Marketplace,” in the History Department. This course surveyed the history of American capitalism from a business and legal history perspective and culminated in a research paper.

My manuscript, American Fair Trade: Proprietary Capitalism, Networks, and the ‘New Competition,’ 1890-1940, is currently under review at Cambridge University Press.

I received my Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia, in August of 2011.  I specialize in post-Civil War political, legal, and business history. My current scholarship focuses primarily on the legal and economic development of U.S. competition policy from the passage of the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 through the New Deal era.