I have the pleasure of working with a wonderful community of graduate and undergraduate students. Follow these links to learn more about them and their research.


Current Graduate Students

Elaine Ayers, Strange Beauty: Botanical Collection and Display in the Victorian Tropics, co-advising with D. Graham Burnett

Mikey McGovern, Just in Numbers? Statistics, Civil Rights, and Criminality in Postwar America, co-advising with Keith Wailoo

Julia Stone, Sweet Deception: A History of the Health Politics of Sugar and Artificial Sweeteners in the United States, co-advising with Keith Wailoo


Former Graduate Students

Emily Kern (Ph.D., 2018), Out of Asia: A Global History of the Scientific Search for the Origins of Humankind, 1800-1965, co-advised with Michael Gordin  

Ingrid Ockert (Ph.D., 2018), The Scientific Storytellers: How Scientists, Journalists, and Actors Brought Science onto American Television, 1948-1980


Undergraduate Senior Theses

Clare Jeong (2018), "Fishing for Justice: Maori Culture and Economic Rights in New Zealand" 

Deion King (2018), "Reinventing Trust Without Authority: Philosophies of Cryptography and Decentralization" 

Andrew O'Connell (2018), "Evolving the Internet: How Entrepreneurs and Innovators Commercialized the World Wide Web"

George Camerlo (2017), "Advancing the Race: Eugenics and Black Intellectual Readership in the Progressive Era"

Alexandria Robinson (2017), "A Sleeping Giant Stirs: Raising a Black Gay Consciousness in Washington, DC 1970-1990" 

Alexandra Gurel (2015), "Conflict and Cooperation: The Rockefeller Foundation's Relationship with Medical and Nursing Schools of São Paulo, 1916-1944"

Kristen McDonald (2015), "Choices and Constraints: Women in Science in the early Twentieth Century"

Emi Alexander (2014), "The History of Soap: The Slippery Reliance on Chemistry in the Birth of the Modern Soap Making Industry"

Laura Eckhardt (2014), "Science and Culture of Dying: A History of Dr. Dame Cicely Saunders and the Modern Hospice Movement, 1960-1980"

Allen Paltrow-Krulwich (2014), "An Introduction to the Digraphic Format"

Natasha Phidd (2013), "Social Dances: The Eroticization of African-American Identity in the United States, 1920-1940s"

Caitlin Blosser (2013), "Maintaining the Status Quo: Racial Inequality in Film During the Civil Rights Era"