Education

I earned my doctorate at the University of Arizona in 2011. My dissertation, “American Holidays, A Natural History,” examines the production and consumption of nature in nineteenth- and twentieth-century family holidays.  In 2008, I passed my doctoral exams with distinction.  My adviser in the history department was Katherine Morrissey, and I also benefited from the guidance of Douglas Weiner, Benjamin Irvin, and Paul Robbins.

At the University of Arizona, I was also associated with the Institute of the Environment, an interdisciplinary consortium where was an Earth Fellow.

I earned my Master’s of Arts from the History Department at Miami University in 2005.  My adviser was Marguerite Shaffer. At Miami, I also earned my Bachelor of Arts from the Economics Department in 2002, cum laude and with a Distinguished Student Achievement award.

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