I received my doctorate in History from Boston University in May of 2003, where my major field was America (The United States) and my minor fields were Native American history, the history of Colonial America, and Comparative Slavery. My dissertation explores the history of the Mashpee Wampanoag Indians on Cape Cod, 1757-1834. My continuing scholarship on the Mashpees includes "The Forging of Independence: The Mashpee Indians, Gideon Hawley, and the Balance of Power," published in The Proceedings of the Third Annual Mashantucket Pequot Conference: 18th Century Native Communities of Southern New England in the Colonial Context (2005) and “’We…Will Rule Ourselves’: The Mashpee-Wampanoag Indians Claim Independence, 1776-1834” in Cercles 19. Caroline Bélan-Ménagier, ed. Université de Rouen. August, 2009.
I am an Associate Professor, the MacAllaster Professor of North Country Studies (2018-2021), AAUP SLU chapter president, the coordinator of Native American Studies, and the Native American Student Association faculty advisor. My interests include Native American, European diasporic, African diasporic, and settler-colonial American history. I am a faculty affiliate of Global Studies.