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


"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.