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Biography

I joined the Department of History at King’s in 2021 as a Lecturer (Education) in Twentieth-Century American History before taking up my current post in 2022. I did my BA, MPhil, and PhD at the University of Cambridge, where I was also a Junior Research Fellow. I’ve held other fellowships at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, and at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • American history since c.1900
  • History of political ideas
  • Media and communications studies

My research focuses on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States in the twentieth century. My current book project is an intellectual biography of the journalist and democratic theorist Walter Lippmann (under contract with Princeton University Press). My next project will explore the history of corruption in modern America from muckraking journalism to the Watergate scandal (a pilot article from this project has been published in the Historical Journal).

Selected publications

Teaching

I teach modules in modern American history, political thought, and research methods. I’m an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise and public engagement

I’ve written reviews and essays about American history for the TLS, Dissent, Prospect, the Daily Beast, the US Intellectual History Blog, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.