My research and teaching focus on the history of slavery and racial prejudice in the United States during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. I have particular interest in the ways that attitudes toward slavery and toward African Americans evolved in state politics and national politics. I am currently at work on a book manuscript, tentatively titled: Ineradicable Prejudice: The Politics of Emancipation and Exclusion, 1776-1877. I live in Menlo Park with my wife, son, and two large, exceedingly friendly dogs. Occasionally, one of these exceedingly friendly dogs accompanies me during office hours.
Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Lecturer, Stanford University, History Department (2017 - 2018)
PHD, Stanford University, History (2017)
MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Finance (1998)
BA, Yale University, History (1993)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My research and teaching focus on the history of slavery and racial prejudice in the United States, during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.