Teaching Fellow in the Social Sciences (2019–21)
US 1900–Present, 2012


Research Interests

Energy history, global history of labor and capitalism, environmental history, history of colonization and decolonization, mining and extraction, the United States and the world


The Graveyard Shift: Mining Democracy in an Age of Energy Crisis, 1963–1981


  • 2016 Dorothy Foehr Huck Research Grant, Eberly Library at Penn State University
  • 2016 Freehling Research Grant, University of Chicago
  • 2017 Honorable Mention, Center for Engaged Scholarship Dissertation Fellowship, Center for Engaged Scholarship
  • 2017 Social Sciences Mellon Dissertation Fellowship, University of Chicago


"Take on the Fossil Fuel Bosses," Jacobin, Mar. 14, 2019.

"A Woman's Place Is in the UMWA: Women Miners and the Struggle for a Democratic Union in Western Pennsylvania, 1973–1979." Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 13, no. 1 (Mar. 2016): 41–63.

"The Political Economy of Low-Wage Labor." International Socialist Review 95 (Winter 2015): 1–22.