Currently the research historian at Colonial Williamsburg, I'm originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and attended the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia, where I earned my PhD in Early American history. I was also a lecturer at UVA on Colonial Virginia and British America. I was fortunate enough to have considerably benefited from Monticello's generosity, as the recipient of several fellowships (including the Monticello-UVA Dissertation Fellowship) and as director of the ICJS-sponsored Seminar on Transatlantic History. I've enjoyed other fellowships at Yale, the Huntington Library, Colonial Williamsburg, the Virginia Historical Society, and the John Carter Brown Library, after which I was appointed an Invited Scholar at Brown. My scholarly work focuses on the interaction of political economics and political culture in the era of the American Revolution.