Ph.D. Student (ABD)
Fields: Native American, Colonial America, Atlantic World
Faculty: Joel Martin, Kevin Sweeney
Education: B.A., History, Gettysburg College (2005); M.A., History, (Concentration: Atlantic World; Secondary fields: Colonial America and Early Modern Europe), Villanova University (2009)
I am continually fascinated by the complex processes of exchange, interplay, and negotiation between indigenous and colonial peoples. My dissertation puts into a historical context the current crisis of poor health among Native Americans, especially diabetes, and their fight to maintain food and cultural sovereignty.