I am a Lecturer in the American Studies Program at UC Berkeley. As a historian and teacher, my work center on the social and cultural history of the nineteenth-century United States. I am the current Executive Director of the Western Association of Women Historians.
I am also deeply invested in the way K–12 and undergraduate students learn about the past. I am a co-founder of The Teaching History Conference, a biannual conference for history educators from across the K–16 continuum. I have taught and lectured on history pedagogy for teachers and graduate students, and have also worked extensively with the UC Berkeley History–Social Science Project.