I am a historian of race and empire in U.S. history.

I did my graduate work at the University of Toronto before taking up a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough. I joined the School of History and Cultures at the University of Birmingham in the autumn of 2015.

My first book, A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs (summer 2018), examines how U.S. southerners grappled with what it meant to be modern and how the region could be industrial and imperial on its own terms.

My next project uses the bicycle and cycling to examine the intersections of race and empire from a local, national, and global perspective.