I am a social and cultural historian of the United States, focusing on the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. My first book, Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans, is a history of mainstream daily newspapers and the cities they served. The book examines newspapers’ roles in creating cities and urban cultures, and will be published by the University of Chicago Press in the fall of 2017. I have published on the history of children in the American city, and currently am working on an article on women’s pages in turn-of-the-century newspapers.
I lecture and supervise for Paper 24 (American History from 1865 to the present), I teach Paper 26 (Consumption and Consumer Culture in the United States), and I supervise Part II dissertations on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history.
BA (Cornell), MA and PhD (Yale)