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I am the Assistant Professor in Early Modern British History at the University of Alabama. ​Raised, though not born, in central Pennsylvania, I received a B.A. in Renaissance Studies from Yale College in 2004. After two years at the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia, I moved to England, where I received an MPhil in Early Modern History from the University of Cambridge, before returning to Yale for my Ph.D. From 2015-7, I was the  CMRS Early Career Development Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. My wider intellectual interests include popular politics and power; social and institutional networks; religious and national identities; urban infrastructure and development; microeconomics; and generational dynamics--particularly in Britain and its empire.  

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