I'm an editor at the Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, and a Ph.D. candidate in U.S. History at Boston University.
I am a doctoral candidate in American history at Boston University, and assistant editor of The Adams Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, an editorial project that has published nearly fifty scholarly editions of the personal and public papers written, accumulated, and preserved by President John Adams and his family. My full-time duties at The Adams Papers have included: transcription of 18th- and 19th-century manuscripts, scholarly annotation, copyediting, genealogical research, tandem proofreading, tracking and accessioning documents from other institutions, digital production, and indexing. Currently I am working to transform our older datasets into open-access, digital research tools, thereby demonstrating the project’s willingness to present documentary editions alongside platforms for new scholarship. In my graduate coursework and published research, I have focused on diverse topics in the history of Anglo-American religion and the role of regional literature in shaping national identity. In addition to my doctoral studies at BU, I have completed postgraduate work in the History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London. Through lectures and workshops, I'm interested in promoting partnership between public history institutions and area schools; I also serve as a National History Day judge. For the past year, I’ve written on history practices and related digital projects for The Junto, a group blog on early America.