Research Interests

Early national foreign policy and politics (1790-1820), especially the War of 1812 and Embargo
American responses to the Great famine and the later famines in Ireland in the 1860s and 1879-82
American Jewish History, especially the Capital District

Distinctions & Awards

Sherman David Spector Fellow in Humanities, 2021-22, 2020-21
Susan Warren Beatty Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, 2019-20
Harder-McClellan Fellow, 2015-17

Selected Publications

“Troy’s Jews, 1850-1950,” New York History Review (2021)
“New York Militia and Opposition to the War of 1812,” New York History (Summer 2020)

“Atlantic Canada’s Aid to Ireland during the Great Hunger,” Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society (2020)

Educational Background

Ph.D., Maxwell School of Syracuse University
History
M.P.A., Maxwell School
Public Adminstration
M.A., Queen’s University at Kingston
Canadian-American Relations
B.A., Maxwell School
History & International Relations