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ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2019-21      MIT and HARVARD KENNEDY SCHOOL, Postdoctoral Fellow

Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft; Security Studies Program, MIT, and International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School


EDUCATION

PhD, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, History, with distinction, October 2019

MPhil, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, History, May 2015

MA, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, History, May 2014

MPhil, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, Historical Studies, with distinction, July 2012

BA, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, History, with double first, June 2010


BOOKS, ARTICLES, CHAPTERS

Every Citizen a Statesmen: The Dream of a Democratic Foreign Policy in the American Century, in progress

‘Internationalist Exhibitionism: The League of Nations at the New York World’s Fair, 1939–1940,’ in Jonas Brendebach, Martin Herzer, and Heidi J. S. Tworek, eds., International Organizations and the Media in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: Exorbitant Expectations (New York: Routledge, 2018), pp. 91-116

‘Diplomatic History After the Big Bang: Using Computational Methods to Explore the Infinite Archive,’ in Frank Costigliola and Michael J. Hogan, eds., Explaining the History of American Foreign Relations (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016), pp. 74-101 (with Matthew Connelly)

‘Realism and Malarkey: Henry Kissinger, the State Department, and Domestic Consensus,’ Journal of Cold War Studies 17 (2015), pp. 184-219

‘The Peace Corps in US Foreign Relations and Church-State Politics,’ Historical Journal 58 (2015), pp. 245-273


FELLOWSHIPS

Postdoctoral Fellow, Grand Strategy, Security, and Statecraft, joint appointment, Security Studies Program, MIT, and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (2019-21)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics, Columbia University (2019-2022, declined)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Scholars Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (2019-20, declined)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin (2019-20, declined)

Eisenhower Roberts Graduate Fellow, Eisenhower Institute, Gettysburg College (2018-19)

Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School (2017-19)

Fellow in History and Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School (2016-17)

History in Action Research Associate, Columbia University, part of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Historical Association’s Career Diversity and the History PhD Initiative (2014)

Fellow, Brown Institute for Media Innovation, Columbia University (2013-14)

Columbia University Libraries’ Graduate Internship Program in Primary Sources (2013-14)

British History Fund Fellow, Columbia University (2013-14)

Richard Hofstadter Scholarship, Columbia University (2012-17

Arts and Humanities Research Council MPhil Student (2011-12)

Herchel Smith Scholar, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (2010-11)


HONORS AND AWARDS

Summer Institute, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Clare College, University of Cambridge (2017)

Summer Seminar, Clements Center for National Security, University of Texas at Austin (2017)

Grant to Scholar, Friends of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries (2016)

Brebner Travel Award, Columbia University (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018)

Bachelor Scholar, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2011-12)

Peter Wright Scholar, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2011-12)

Junior Sara Norton Prize for Best Dissertation in American History, University of Cambridge (2010)

Peter Slee Prize for History, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2010)

Junior and Senior Owen Scholar, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2008-10)

Abdul Aziz Prize for History, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2009)


INVITED PAPERS

‘‘Foreign Affairs Are Your Affairs’: Teaching Cleveland to Lead the World, 1935-47,’ ISS Brady-Johnson Colloquium in Grand Strategy and International History, Yale University (January 2018)

‘‘Every Citizen a Statesman’: Democracy and Foreign Policy in the American Century,’ Belfer Center Seminar, Harvard Kennedy School (December 2017)


CONFERENCE PAPERS

‘‘Every Citizen a Statesman’? Building a Public for Foreign Policy in Cleveland, Ohio,’ SHAFR Annual Conference, Philadelphia (June 2018) (“Public Opinion, Democracy, and American Foreign Policy,” panel organizer)

‘Teaching Americans to Lead the World: Cleveland, Adult Education, and Foreign Policy in the Community, 1935-47,’ SHAFR Summer Institute, Clare College, University of Cambridge (July 2017)

‘Americanizing the League: The League of Nations Exhibition at the New York World’s Fair, 1939-1940,’ SHAFR Annual Conference, San Diego (June 2016) (‘International Organizations from World War to Cold War, 1939-1953,’ panel organizer)

‘Catholic Relief Services, the Peace Corps, and the Kennedy Administration in 1961,’ American Catholic Historical Association, University of Notre Dame (March 2015)

‘Topic Modeling Official Secrecy,’ 20th ACM SIGKDD Conference, Workshop on Data Science for Social Good, New York, with Matthew Connelly, Daniel Krasner, Ian Langmore, and Thomas Nyberg, (August 2014)

‘Roundtable: The Digital Vietnam War: Big Data from over a Decade of Combat in Southeast Asia,’ SHAFR Annual Conference, Lexington (June 2014)

‘‘Burstiness’: Digital History and Events,’ SHAFR Annual Conference, Arlington (June 2013)

‘‘Burstiness’: Analyzing Cable Traffic for Known and Unknown Events,’ The Declassification Engine, Columbia University (May 2013)

‘The Religious Cold War, Church-State Politics, and the Peace Corps in 1961,’ Conference on Religion in American Life, King’s College, London (February 2013)


SERVICE

Manuscript Reviewer, International Security, Cold War History

Resident Tutor, Leverett House, Harvard University (2016-2019)

Sophomore Advisor, Leverett House, Harvard University (2016-2019)

Fellowships Committee, Leverett House, Harvard University (2017-18)

Non-Resident Tutor, Leverett House, Harvard University (2014-16)

Steering Committee, History in Action, Columbia University, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and American Historical Association Career Diversity and the History PhD Initiative (2014-15)

President, Graduate History Association, Columbia University (2013-14)

Convenor, Department of History Spring Symposium (2014)

Graduate Education Committee, History Department (2013-14)

Chair, Graduate Committees for Search Committees (2013-14)


TEACHING

‘Power Shifts: Understanding Global Change Through History’

Teaching Fellow for Odd Arne Westad, Harvard Kennedy School (Fall 2016, Fall 2017)

‘International and Global History Since World War II’

Teaching Fellow for Matthew Connelly, Columbia University (Fall 2015)

‘The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and Beyond in the Twentieth Century’

Teaching Fellow for Tarik Amar, Columbia University (Fall 2014)


EMPLOYMENT

2014-         THE NEW YORK TIMES, Freelance Classical Music Critic


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations

Organization of American Historians

American Historical Association