BA in History, West Virginia University, 2012
Comparative Labor History
American Marxist and Social Democratic Movements
My research focus is on the long-term development of political and economic inequality in U.S. history, particularly across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the U.S. became a mass production society and the large corporation emerged as an important institution in the organization of American political and economic life. I am also interested in placing the history of organized labor within the context of American democratization, by combining a top-down view of the evolution of power distribution in America with a bottom-up approach to the American labor movement¿s discursive political engagement, as its various strands registered and addressed these changes in American political economy.