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I am a Lecturer in the American Studies Program at UC Berkeley. As a teacher and historian, my work centers on the social and cultural history of the nineteenth-century United States, and on the way we teach (and the way students learn) about the past. 


My first book, Whiskerology, is under contract with Harvard University Press.


I am also the Secretary (and former Executive Director) of the Western Association of Women Historians, and a co-founder of The Teaching History Conference, a community of practice and biennial conference for history educators from across the K–16 continuum.

On this site, you will find information about my book, the classes I teach at UC Berkeley, and my pedagogical research and projects.

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