- PhD, University of Iowa, 2008
- History of Sexuality and the Body
- Race and gender in the Atlantic world
- Early American religion
- Slavery in the early Americas
- Native American history
- “Locating Diaspora in Eighteenth-Century Bermuda: Disorderly Dancing and the Archive of the Body,” article under consideration.
- “Idolatrous Processions: The Production of People and Place in the Atlantic World,” book manuscript-in-progress.
- Race and Gender in North America
- Literature of American History to 1877
- Native American History
- Women in Early America
- Beyond Pocahontas: Gender and Native American/European Contact, 1600-1750
- Gender and Slavery in the Early Caribbean
- U.S. Disability History
- Handmade Nation: Knitting and History
- American Civilization to 1865
Awards and Honors
- Center for Historic American Visual Culture Short-term Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society (2014-2015)
- Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Illinois Fellowship, Newberry Library (2014-2015)
- Election to non-resident membership, Colonial Society of Massachusetts (2014)
- John Murrin Prize, Best Article in Early American Studies (2013)
- Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, Brown University (2007-2008)
- Carpenter Fellow in Early American Religious Studies, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania (2006-2007)
- W. M. Keck and Andrew W. Mellon Foundations Fellowship, The Huntington Library (2005-2006)
- W. B. H. Dowse Fellowship, Massachusetts Historical Society (2004-2005)
- Research Grant, New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (2004-2005)
- John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization Research Fellowship, Brown University (2003)
- Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic (New York University Press, 2014).
- “Confessional Spatiality in the Puritan Atlantic,” in Religion, Space, and the Atlantic World, ed. John Corrigan (under contract, University of South Carolina Press).
- “Sinning Property: The Legal Transformation of Abominable Sex in Early Bermuda,” William and Mary Quarterly 70:3 (July 2013): 459-96.
- Finalist for the 2013 Mary Maples Dunn Prize.
- “‘One Indian and a Negroe, the first thes Ilands ever had’: Imagining the Archive in Early Bermuda,” Early American Studies 11:2 (Spring 2013): 272-313.
- Winner of the 2013 John Murrin Prize.